Information about Scalp Damage Claims
Scalp damage claims enable you to recover compensation when you have suffered damage to your scalp due to an accident, a medical mistake or a hair injury in a beauty salon for which for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for scalp damage you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time your injury occurred, the effect that the damaged scalp has had on your quality of life and any financial consequences of being incapacitated due to scalp damage.
Establishing Your Eligibility to Make Scalp Damage Claims
Scalp damage claims have to show that you have sustained an injury to your scalp and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained scalp damage can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party is responsible for the damage to your head through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.
Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your scalp damage claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from the consequences of scalp damage, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority before you have recovered from your injury.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making scalp damage claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for scalp damage, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your scalp damage claim and advise you if you have a claim for scalp damage compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
How Much Scalp Damage Compensation Will I Get?
How much compensation for scalp damage you will be entitled to receive will depend on your personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your scalp damage claim by considering the severity of the injury to your head in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the incident which was responsible for your scalp injury.
As mentioned above, the consequences of your scalp damage and the effect it has on your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for scalp damage compensation. Along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from an injured scalp, any quantifiable psychological consequences of the incident which led to your scalp damage – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future – will also be integrated into your scalp damage claim for compensation.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your damaged scalp when making a claim for scalp damage compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following an incident which led to the damage to your scalp, to additional transport costs if you are unable to drive while recovering from your head injury. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for scalp damage compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.
“No Win, No Fee” Claims for Scalp Damage
Provided that your solicitor believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for scalp damage compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your scalp damage claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for scalp damage compensation, you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, when your scalp damage claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all solicitors offer “No Win, No Fee” claims for scalp damage on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for scalp damage compensation be unsuccessful and you become liable for the defendant´s legal fees. Your solicitor should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “No Win, No Fee” claim for scalp damage prior to accepting your case.
Expert Advice about Scalp Damage Claims
It is in your best interests to obtain expert legal advice about scalp damage claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for scalp damage compensation are identical – even when the severity and extent of the injury to the scalp are the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could jeopardise the collection of evidence in support of your scalp damage claim and affect how much compensation for scalp damage you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone helpline and discuss the circumstances of your damaged scalp directly with an experienced solicitor. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for scalp damage compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making scalp damage claims and help you decide whether you have a claim for scalp damage compensation which is worth your while to pursue.