GBP 20,000 injury compensation for hair dye horror

A woman who was temporarily blinded after she suffered a severe allergic reaction to a hair dye has secured a GBP 20,000 injury compensation payout.

Charlotte Gilchrist, who was 16 at the time, was preparing for her school prom with a hair dye treatment when the hairdresser applied the colour without conducting a skin patch test.

Her face swelled up, creating blisters on the skin and she was left unable to open her eyes for five days.

Ms Gilchrist has now received a GBP 2,000 injury compensation payout plus GBP 18,000 towards her legal costs.

"Hairdressers have a responsibility to their clients," she commented.

"It could happen to anyone – they don’t know how sensitive people are so a skin test is a must."

The news follows reports that three train drivers in Wales suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome have been awarded more than GBP 22,000 in injury compensation.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19491762-ADNFCR

GBP 20,000 injury compensation for hair dye horror

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