By Danielle Griffin. Last updated 20th October 2023. 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 claim for a reaction to eyelash glue or infection from eyelash infections. We also look at the compensation you could claim for fake eyelashes causing an allergic reaction, itching eyelash extending and the compensation process for an eyelash extension gone wrong.
Whether you’ve suffered a lash allergy to lash extension caused by negligence or you developed an infection, the below information could 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.
If you do have some questions this guide doesn’t answer, we can likely still help you.
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- Can I Make An Eyelash Extension Reaction Claim?
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- What Else Can A Compensation Payout Include?
- Can I Claim For Allergic Reaction To Eyelash Extensions On A No Win No Fee Basis?
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If you suffer an allergic reaction while receiving a beauty treatment, you may wonder if you are eligible for compensation. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, the person in control of the space owes you a duty of care. This means that whoever is in control of the salon or beauty parlour must ensure your reasonable safety. If they fail to do so, and you suffer an injury, you could be eligible to make an eyelash extension reaction claim.
However, if you are seeking compensation for an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions, you must satisfy the personal injury claims eligibility requirements. This means that you must be able to prove that:
- You were owed a duty of care.
- This duty was breached.
- You suffered an injury due to this breach.
If you have any questions about eligibility, speak with an advisor from our team.
If you are considering claiming for an eyelash extension reaction caused by negligence, it would be prudent to check what personal injury claim time limit applies to your claim.
The time limits for personal injury claims such as these are set by the Limitation Act 1980. Under the act, you would normally have three years to file court paperwork before your claim became time-barred. There are, however, some exceptions to this. If, for example, a child under 18 suffered an injury due to a beautician’s negligence, they would not be able to claim for themselves while a minor. An adult could, however, apply to be a litigation friend to claim for them. The adult would have until the child’s 18th birthday to launch the claim. If no claim was made before the child became an adult, they could make their own claim once they reached 18. They would then have until their 21st birthday to claim.
However, it might be worth beginning a claim as soon as possible. Evidence gathering could be easier the closer to the incident you begin. Plus, this would give your solicitor, if you chose to work with one, plenty of time to put the case together and negotiate compensation for you.
To learn more about how long you’d have to claim compensation, or about the process of claiming for someone else, call the helpline. An advisor would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
An allergy to lash extensions isn’t the only type of injury that a person could suffer. There are other injuries besides a lash extensions allergy that could present significant problems. Some examples could include the following:
- Permanent or temporary blurred vision caused by adhesive
- Irritation or itching of the eyelash, eyelid or skin around the eyes
- Swelling and inflammation of the area
- Permanent eyelash loss
- Skin blistering and other skin damage
- Infection from the eyelash extensions
In some cases, you could claim for the harm sustained. However, it would need to be proven that negligence occurred. This involves a third party breaching the duty of care they owed and causing you harm as a result. We could speak to you about the details of your case, and check your eligibility to claim. Should we determine you have a valid basis for making a claim, we could provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor to assist you. They could help you get the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you’ve sustained if a beautician has been negligent in providing you with eyelash extensions.
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.
|In the region of
|Complete loss of sight in both eyes, with no chance of vision being recovered in the future.
|Loss of Sight in One Eye with Reduced Vision in the Remaining Eye
|£95,990 to £179,770
|Serious risk of further deterioration.
|Loss of Sight in One Eye with Reduced Vision in the Remaining Eye
|£63,950 to £105,990
|Reduced vision and potentially double vision
|Loss of one eye
|£54,830 to £65,710
|The award considers claimant’s age, mental health consequences and the cosmetic impact.
|Loss of sight in one eye
|£49,270 to £54,830
|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.
|£3,950 to £8,730
|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.
|£2,200 to £3,950
|Full recovery within a few weeks
|£17,960 to £48,420
|In this bracket, the claimant has substantial disfigurement and a significant psychological reaction.
|£10,640 to £20,800
|The claimant suffers with some slight breathlessness, but there is likely to be a substantial and permanent recovery within a few years.
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.
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.
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 does this mean?
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.
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?
No matter what help you need, even if it is only some free legal advice, you can contact our claims team by:
Our team is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. A claim advisor can discuss your case with you and explain how you can move forward with a claim.
Thank you for reading our guide to the services offered by our solicitors following allergic reactions to eyelash extensions. Below, you can find some further information that might be of use:
- Health And Safety In The Beauty Industry
- Health And Safety For Hairdressers And Beauticians
- Allergy Symptoms – an NHS guide to allergy signs and symptoms to watch out for.
- We have also published these other guides on this site.
- How To Claim Against A Hairdresser
- A Case Study Showing A Successful Beauty Treatment Claim
- Hairdresser Burning My Scalp Claims Guide
Thank you for taking the time to read our eyelash extensions allergic reaction claims guide.