By Brett Williams. Last updated 12th August 2021. If a beauty therapist makes a mistake that leads to a client suffering from allergic reactions to eyelash extensions, then it could be possible for the injured party to make a compensation claim. In this guide, we give an overview of the situations in which you may be able to make eyelash extensions allergic reaction claims and also how a personal injury lawyer can help you.
Although we have tried to provide as much information as possible in this guide, it may not answer all of the questions that you have. This is because every claim is based on its own unique set of circumstances. If you do have some questions this guide doesn’t answer, we can likely still help you.
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Select A Section:
- A Guide To Claiming For Allergic Reactions Caused By Eyelash Extensions
- What Are Allergic Reactions To Eyelash Extensions?
- What Are Eyelash Extensions?
- What Are The Effects Of Eyelash Extension Negligence?
- Steps Beauticians Could Take To Prevent An Allergic Reaction To Eyelash Extensions
- Could Eyelash Extensions Cause Other Injuries Or Illnesses?
- Calculating Compensation For Allergic Reactions To Eyelash Extensions – Updated August 2021
- Additional Damages You Could Claim For An Allergic Reaction
- No Win No Fee Allergic Reaction To Eyelash Extensions Claims
- Speak To A Beauty Salon Negligence Solicitor
- Beauty Treatment Claims References
A Guide To Claiming For Allergic Reactions Caused By Eyelash Extensions
As long as you are within the personal injury claims time limit, this online guide should be useful to you. Generally, the time limit is 3 years from the date of the reaction. If no claim is made by then, your case may be deemed statute barred and you may miss out on compensation. If you don’t know what the time limit is in your own case, then one of our advisors can let you know.
This guide aims to inform you about the reasons why you may be able to make personal injury claims for allergic reactions, including those involving eyelash extensions, and how to proceed with a claim. We start this guide off with an introduction into what an allergic reaction is, and how one can be caused by the process of applying eyelash extensions.
The first part of this guide is given over to aspects of the claim that relate to the physical harm the victim suffered. How it was caused and why. We look at what eyelash extensions are, and also examine how negligence could result in the victim suffering an allergic reaction. You will also find information about the steps that can be taken to avoid an allergic reaction caused by eyelash extensions. To summarise this part of the guide, we look at some of the other kinds of injuries and illnesses that eyelash extensions could possibly cause.
The last part of this guide contains sections that relate to one of the legal or financial considerations of making a compensation claim. We have provided some data, in the form of a table, that shows typical compensation ranges for different severities of eye injuries. You can use this table to get a rough estimate of the amount of compensation you could be able to claim.
We follow this table with a list of the kinds of damages that you might wish to pursue as part of your claim. Lastly, we cover our core service offering, explaining what a No Win No Fee claim is, and why for some people, this kind of legal service can be a good option to help them pursue a compensation claim.
As each claim is based on its own unique circumstances, it is tricky to cover all possible questions in a single guide. If you do have unanswered questions, please reach out to our claims team. An advisor will answer all of your queries for you. You can use the number at the top or bottom of the page, any time of the day or night, 365 days a year, to contact an expert advisor.
What Are Allergic Reactions To Eyelash Extensions?
According to the National Health Service (NHS), an allergy is a reaction by the human body to a specific substance or group of substances. A number of chemicals are or can be used during the process of applying eyelash extensions, any of which might cause an allergic reaction. Even if the victim has no history of being allergic to the substance in the past, a reaction can still occur, as allergies can start at any time during a person’s life.
Our eyes are very sensitive and fragile. Even a simple scrape can result in permanent damage to an eye. An allergic reaction can cause the eye to become inflamed, swollen and even infected. And although most people would recover from such an allergic reaction completely, there is a percentage of victims who will suffer permanent eye damage to some extent or even blindness.
An allergy to glue is a possibility, especially if excessive amounts of glue are used, or the glue is accidentally applied directly to the eyeball. This could result in an eyelash extension allergy in one eye. If the victim can prove that negligence on the part of the beautician caused the allergy, then they could be able to make a compensation claim for the harm they have suffered. One of our expert advisors can tell you more about this if you give them a call and ask for advice on eyelash extensions allergic reaction claims.
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Before we can take a deeper look at eyelash extensions and allergic reactions, we need to understand what eyelash extensions are.
Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent beauty treatment that uses fake mink, synthetic or silk fibre to extend the eyelash. Each strand of fibre is applied separately, extending the current hairs of the eyelash. A special non-toxic glue is used to apply the fibres. Eyelash extensions are worn permanently until they grow out naturally.
In comparison, self-applied false eyelashes are stuck to the skin of the eyelid. They must be removed after each use.
Eyelash extensions should be applied by a qualified beautician. While no specific license is required to carry out such treatments, it’s wise to ensure the beautician has some training or qualifications. The law does protect consumers by allowing victims of negligent beauty treatments, such as eyelash extensions, to attempt to make a compensation claim. This is something that we can help you with. Call our expert team today to learn how.
What Are The Effects Of Eyelash Extension Negligence?
For sufferers of an eyelash extension allergic reaction, treatment would need to be applied by a hospital or clinic as soon as possible. If the allergic reaction to eyelash extension adhesive is due to the glue being applied directly to the eyeball, then expert medical attention will be needed quickly to minimise the damage the glue could do to the eye. However, there are some other possible side effects that can occur due to poorly administered eyelash extension treatments.
A condition known as traction alopecia can occur. This is a specific form of hair loss that is caused by hair being pulled tight for too long. For example, people who regularly tie their hair back may suffer hair loss due to traction alopecia. When an eyelash extension is done badly, and one or more of the individual eyelashes is put under tension, then this can eventually lead to loss of the hair completely. In severe cases, this could result in the loss of the entire eyelash. Hair follicles damaged by traction alopecia may no longer be able to grow hair in some cases.
Anyone suffering some form of harm due to poorly applied beauty treatments could be able to make a compensation claim for any harm they have suffered. Our claims team can provide details of this process if you give them a call.
Steps Beauticians Could Take To Prevent An Allergic Reaction To Eyelash Extensions
There are a number of steps that a beautician can take that will minimise the risk of damage to the eye, including allergic reactions, when performing an eyelash extension procedure. These could include:
- Ensure only qualified, trained people apply the treatment – due to the potentially harmful effects of a mistake, eyelash extensions should only be applied by people qualified to do so safely.
- Ensure that all implements are sterilised – if scissors, tweezers and other implements will be used during the application of eyelash extensions, make sure that they are fully sterilised beforehand to reduce the risk of infection.
- Test the customer before starting the eyelash extensions – make sure the customer is not allergic to the glue that is going to be used by performing a patch test at least 48 hours before the treatment.
- Inform and question the customer – explain the treatment to the customer and ask them if they have had any history of allergic reactions during beauty treatment in the past.
Taking steps such as these can help reduce the risk of harming a customer who is having their eyelashes extended. But of course, not all risk can be mitigated. In cases where negligence on the part of the beautician leads to harm, then a solicitor may be able to assist you in making a compensation claim. If you call our claims hotline and speak to an advisor, they will tell you how we can help with eyelash extensions allergic reaction claims.
Could Eyelash Extensions Cause Other Injuries Or Illnesses?
An eyelash extension allergy reaction or irritation is not the only injury or illness that a negligent beautician could cause. There are a number of injuries and medical conditions that could be caused by poorly applied eyelash extensions and these could include:
- Blurred vision – either temporary or permanent.
- Itchiness and irritation – of the eyelash, eyelid, or the skin around the eye.
- Inflammation and swelling – of the eyeball itself, the eyelid, or the tissue surrounding the eye socket.
- Permanent loss of the eyelashes – through conditions such as traction alopecia or similar.
- Infections – of the eyeball itself, the eyelid, or the tissue and skin surrounding the eye.
- Blistering and other skin damage – caused by either a reaction to the glue used or due to a mistake being made by the beautician causing an actual wound or abrasion.
- Damage to the eyeball – caused by implements such as tweezers, scissors, swabs, etc. This could cause permanent damage to the sight of the victim.
These are just some of the kinds of harm a customer might suffer at the hands of a negligent beauty therapist. There are more of course. No matter what kind of harm you have suffered, if it can be proven that negligence was the cause, you could have a valid basis for making a compensation claim. Please speak to one of our expert advisors to learn how to proceed with a claim.
Calculating Compensation For Allergic Reactions To Eyelash Extensions – Updated August 2021
Each claim has its own set of unique circumstances. So working out an average value of claims for an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions can be tricky. Instead, we have provided you with this table that shows possible compensation ranges for different levels of severity of eye injuries. We based this table on the guidelines published by the Judicial College. This table should help you to estimate the level of compensation you may receive if you win your claim.
Injury Severity Compensation Notes
Eye Total blindness In the region of £252,180 Complete loss of sight in both eyes, with no chance of vision being recovered in the future.
Eye Loss of sight in one eye £46,240 to £51,460 In this category, provision would be made for some level of sympathetic ophthalmia. Higher payments would be made when the victim has suffered some localised scarring that is not deemed serious enough to warrant compensation in its own right.
Eye Minor £3,710 to £8,200 In this category would be minor injuries to the eye, such as being exposed to caustic chemicals, and that would only affect the eyesight temporarily.
Allergic reaction Severe £36,060 to £49,270 Severe reactions that lead to hospitalisation with a lasting impact on your life and ability to work.
Allergic reaction Minor From around £860 to £3,710 Minor reactions that resolve within a few days or weeks.
You might also be able to locate some type of personal injury claims calculator on the internet that will give you a basic estimate of how much compensation you might receive. For a much more accurate idea of the amount you might be able to claim, a solicitor will need to value your claim for you. To arrange this, please call our claims team today.
Additional Damages You Could Claim For An Allergic Reaction
If your personal injury solicitor is successful in helping you make your compensation claim, you may receive a settlement package that will consist of a number of different kinds of damages.
General damages are paid out to cover physical harm and psychological suffering. The higher level of harm and suffering the victim has gone through, the higher the compensation will likely be. Additionally, any long-term or permanent disability will also be evaluated, and suitable compensation paid. For example, general damages will take into account:
- Permanent or long-term damage to the sight of the victim. Either one eye or both.
- The psychological damage caused by loss of sight, either permanent or temporary, such as depression or anxiety.
- The trauma of having to undergo invasive treatment, such as a surgical procedure on the eyeball.
- General pain and suffering caused by the injury or illness itself.
In the case of financial or other losses, special damages could be paid to the claimant to help cover them. Anyone wishing to claim back expenditure related to the incident will need to provide proof of this spending. Special damages might include:
- Loss of working prospects in the future due to damaged eyesight, which would lower the earning potential of the claimant.
- Loss of salary or wages because you had to take time off work whilst recovering. This could be partial loss or total loss.
- To pay for the cost of private medical care if needed.
- To cover the cost of having a nurse at home to care for you.
If you would like to learn which kinds of expenses you could be able to claim for, based on your own unique circumstances, then we can help. Talk to one of our expert advisors and explain what has happened. They will assist you in any way they can.
No Win No Fee Allergic Reaction To Eyelash Extensions Claims
You may have heard the term No Win No Fee before. You may have seen it on a billboard advertisement or heard it on the radio. But do you really know what it means in relation to making a personal injury claim?
Another name for this kind of contract for services between a lawyer and a claimant is a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Let’s break that term down:
- Conditional – with the condition being a successful claim.
- Fee – the money charged by the lawyer for their services.
- Agreement – the lawyer is under a contractual obligation to fulfil the terms of the arrangement.
What this means, is that you don’t have to pay your lawyer until the end of the claims process, and only if the claim has been a success. You don’t pay any kind of new claims handling fee, or ongoing fees as the claim progresses. If your claim is not a success, your lawyer won’t expect to collect their fees.
If you do win your claim, your solicitor will require you to pay a modest success fee to help cover their fees. This can be collected from the settlement payment they will have received for you at the end of the case.
For more information about making eyelash extensions allergic reaction claims under such a fee arrangement, please speak to our claims advisors today.
Speak To A Beauty Salon Negligence Solicitor
Have you suffered an injury due to the negligence of a beauty therapist performing an eyebrow extension? Do you need to find out if it could be possible for a personal injury lawyer to process a personal injury claim for you?
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Eyelash extensions allergic reaction claims FAQs
Can you claim compensation if you suffer an allergic reaction to eyelash extension adhesive?
Before beauty treatment is performed, testing of any chemical used should be carried out. Usually, this will happen before the date of your treatment. If you did not have a test prior to having eyelash extensions applied, and you went on to suffer an allergic reaction, you could claim damages for your suffering.
Would I make my claim against the beautician or the company they work for?
If you suffer as a result of negligent beauty treatment, your claim will usually be made against the business rather than the individual. That’s because they are ultimately responsible for the action of their staff. They will have a public liability insurance policy in place to cover such claims.
What evidence can I use to claim for beauty treatment negligence?
In personal injury claims, medical evidence is very important. Therefore, if you do suffer an allergic reaction to the adhesive used for eyelash extensions, you should seek treatment from a GP or at a minor injuries unit. By doing so, medical records can be obtained later on to show how you have suffered. Photographs of your injuries should also be taken regularly until you are fully recovered.
How long do I have to make a claim?
Personal injury claims have a 3-year time limit. This will begin from the date you were treated.
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Guide by MW
Edited by REB