A Guide To Eyelash Extension Allergic Reaction, Injury And Infection Compensation Claims – Am I Eligible To Claim?
By Daniel Archer. Last Updated 19th April 2022. Welcome to our guide on how you can claim eyelash extension compensation after suffering through no fault of your own.
Eyelash extensions are a popular beauty treatment that involves glueing false lashes onto the natural eyelashes. This gives the appearance of fuller, thicker eyelashes and is often chosen as a convenient alternative to false eyelashes as they can last 2-3 weeks.
Unfortunately, if eyelash extensions are not carried out correctly, this can result in injuries including eyelash extension allergic reactions. According to legislation such as the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, businesses such as beauty salons owe their customers a duty of care. This means that they are supposed to take every reasonable step possible to uphold the health and safety of their clients when they are on their premises or undergoing treatments. If you have suffered an eyelash extension allergy or irritation, or any other sort of injury caused by negligent beauty treatment, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
If improperly applied eyelash extensions have caused an allergic reaction or any other injury, trust Legal Expert to help you claim compensation. We could provide you with a knowledgeable solicitor who will handle your claim and push to win you the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.
Once you’ve read our eyelash extension claims guide, please call us today on 0800 073 8804 to speak to an advisor. We will be happy to give you free legal advice about your beauty salon compensation claim and if we can see that you have legitimate grounds, we will provide you with a solicitor to handle your case. Alternatively, you can use our online accident claims form to reach us.
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- A Guide To Eyelash Extension Allergic Reaction Claims
- What Are Eyelash Extensions And Tinting?
- What Could Go Wrong If Eyelash Extensions Are Negligently Applied?
- What Steps Should Beauticians Take To Prevent Allergic Reactions?
- Other Injuries And Infections Caused By Eyelash Extension Negligence
- Eyelash Extension Allergic Reaction Compensation Calculator
- Special Damages Applicable To Negligent Beauty Treatment Claims
- No Win No Fee Eyelash Extension Allergic Reaction Claims
- What Should I Do If I Get An Eyelash Extension Allergic Reaction?
- How To Choose A Beauty Treatment Accident Solicitor
- Talk To A Specialist Solicitor
- Beauty Treatment Injury Resources
Welcome to our eyelash extension compensation claims guide.
Unfortunately, if eyelash treatments are not carried out correctly, they can result in injuries. These can include eyelash extension allergic reactions to the glue that is used to apply the extensions to the client’s lashes, irritation and inflammation caused by applying too much glue to the eyelashes, incorrectly removing the extensions which result in the client permanently losing their natural eyelashes, and eye infections resulting from poor hygiene.
In extreme cases, the eye can be damaged, which can result in a temporary or permanent loss of sight. We will look at how these injuries can happen and how they can affect the sufferer in more detail later.
If your eyelash extensions caused an allergic reaction, because of negligence on the part of your beautician or salon, you may be eligible to claim compensation. To talk about your options, call Legal expert for your free consultation.
If we can see that you are eligible to claim compensation, we can provide you with a No Win No Fee solicitor to represent you in your claim. Our solicitors have decades of experience handling claims like yours and will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed. Call now to begin your claim.
Before we explain how you could be able to claim eyelash extension compensation, let’s first take a look at what such eyelash treatments involve.
Eyelash extensions are not to be confused with eyelash tinting. Eyelash tinting is when the eyelashes are dyed a darker colour, using a special semi-permanent dye for the eye area. This gives the appearance of mascara without it having to be applied on a daily basis. The process is relatively simple and cheap to carry out. It is usually safe to do so.
Eyelash extensions are when synthetic lashes are individually applied to the client’s real eyelashes with glue. This gives the appearance of fuller, thicker lashes.
What Are Allergic Reactions To Eyelash Extensions?
If you suffer an allergic reaction as a result of your eyelash technician’s failure to carry out a patch test, you could be entitled to eyelash extension compensation.
Eyelash extension allergic reactions are when a beauty salon client experiences an allergic reaction to the materials used in eyelash extension glue. Ingredients the client could be allergic to can include formaldehyde, lead or benzoic acid.
If you know that you have an existing allergy to any of these substances, it is best practice to request to see the ingredients used in the glue before you have your beauty treatment. The skin around the eye is very delicate, which means that the effects of an allergic reaction can be more severe in this area.
To avoid causing eyelash extension allergic reactions to glue, beauty salons should conduct a patch test 48 hours before the treatment takes place. If there are any signs of an eyelash extension allergy to the glue, the full treatment should not go ahead. If you have suffered an allergic reaction to an eyelash extension treatment because the salon failed to carry out a patch test, this would be seen as negligence. Therefore you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Can you get eyelash extensions after an allergic reaction? If you have previously experienced an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions, you should not attempt to have this treatment done again in the future.
If you’re wondering whether you have grounds to make eyelash extension compensation claims, this section will provide some examples of negligence.
Unfortunately, allergic reactions are not the only problem that can occur due to beauty treatment negligence when applying eyelash extensions. Here are some other injuries caused by the negligent application of eyelash extensions.
Alopecia is a type of medical hair loss. Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that occurs by having the hairs constantly pulled on. Traction alopecia can be experienced by people who wear the hair on their head in a tight hairstyle, frequently wear wigs or a religious head covering, such as a hijab.
Traction alopecia can also happen if eyelash extensions are not properly applied. Based on the type of amount and type of natural eyelashes you have, a beautician is supposed to be able to estimate the length and density of the eyelash extension that is suitable for the customer’s eyelashes.
If the eyelash extensions that are applied are too weighty for the customer’s eyelashes, the tension on the eyelashes can cause traction alopecia. Eyelashes can also be lost due to too much glue being used to apply the eyelash extensions. The eyelash loss the customer experiences can be permanent or temporary.
Damage To The Eye
Damage to the eye can occur if hot eyelash extension glue is accidentally applied directly to the eyeball, rather than the eyelashes themselves. Damage to the eye from eyelash extensions can also occur if the eye is scratched with a tool that is used to apply the false lashes.
This can damage the cornea, causing blurred vision. In extreme cases, the eyeball can be severely damaged, causing temporary or permanent blindness or impaired vision.
Eyelash extension allergic reaction symptoms include the following:
How do you treat an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions? If you experience eyelash extension allergic reaction symptoms that last longer than 24 or 48 hours, go to your doctor for treatment. How do you get rid of swollen eyelids after eyelash extensions and other symptoms? The doctor will give you special eye drops to reduce the symptoms. If you experience an infection that has similar symptoms, the doctor may give you antibiotics.
Eyelash extension injuries can also be psychologically harmful as they can have a negative temporary or permanent effect on your appearance. If you have suffered permanent eyelash loss, you may also suffer a loss of self-confidence as a result. Therefore you may need counselling or other forms of psychological support to come to terms with the effect of the injuries.
In the rare case that you have suffered sight loss or damage to your eyesight, you may need rehabilitative treatment and help to live more independently, as well as requiring psychological support.
Clients often ask “can I sue my lash technician?”. Ultimately, you must be able to prove negligence in order to have any chance of being entitled to eyelash extension compensation.
If your eyelash extension injuries were caused by beauty treatment negligence, then you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Similarly, if you have experienced any of the following forms of negligence when you had your treatment, you may also be entitled to claim compensation. We will now look at these types of negligence below.
Failure To Warn
There are inherent risks to having eyelash extensions applied. If the beauty salon you go to fails to warn you about the risks of an allergic reaction or other injuries caused by eyelash extension treatments, this can be seen as negligence. This is because you are not fully aware of what you are consenting to and may have not chosen to go ahead with the treatment if you were fully aware of all the risks.
Failure To Test
As we have already mentioned, beauticians can avoid causing allergic reactions to the eye by conducting a patch test. This is a test where a small amount of glue that is used to apply eyelash extensions is placed on the eye area to see if an allergic reaction occurs.
This is normally done 48 hours before an eyelash extension beauty treatment takes place. If the beauty salon you visited did not conduct a patch test before you had your treatment and you experienced an eyelash extension allergic reaction to the glue, this could be seen as negligence. As a result, the beauty salon could be held liable for your injuries and you could make a claim for negligent beauty treatment.
Can you still claim compensation if your eyelash extensions cause an allergic reaction if you signed a waiver stating that you were aware of the risks involved?
Yes. Even if you have signed a waiver, or legal disclaimer does not mean that the beautician or beauty salon does not owe you a duty of care. These matters can be complicated, so if you have been injured due to negligence on the part of a beautician but signed a waiver, call Legal Expert for free advice about claiming compensation for beauty treatment negligence.
Beauty Treatment Negligence
Beauty treatment negligence is the improper or incompetent application of a beauty treatment. It may occur if a practitioner has not been properly trained in the procedure, is not properly qualified or makes a human error.
Here are some more examples of negligence that could result in you being entitled to eyelash extension compensation.
As well as allergic reactions, traction alopecia and damage to the eye, there are other types of injuries that can be caused by eyelash extension negligence. These include the following:
- Too much glue is applied, causing the eyelid to be glued shut
- Glueing the eyelash to the eyelid
- Scratching the skin around the eye with an application tool
- Infections caused by not sterilising the instruments used
- Chemical burns
- Blisters and/or swelling
- Risk of dry eyes
In the UK, there is a personal injury claims time limit of three years in which to begin your compensation claim. Therefore, we recommend you begin your compensation claim as soon as possible after the accident happened. Call Legal Expert today for your free beauty treatment negligence consultation.
If we can see that you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, we will provide you with a No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer who will start working on your claim as soon as possible.
You may be wondering “what is my claim worth?”
You can use our personal injury compensation calculator to help you to estimate how much eyelash extension compensation you may be able to claim in general damages for your injuries. The amounts in this table are based on guidance from the Judicial College. The personal injury claims compensation calculator only includes general damages, not special damages.
Injury Affecting The Eye Or Eyesight Severity Of This Injury Comments Damages
Total blindness Total loss Such instances may be considered some of the most devastating injuries. In the region of £252,180
Total loss of sight One eye Complete loss in one eye. £46,240 to £51,460
Loss of sight in one eye and reduced sight in the other eye (1) Partial loss of sight There is a serious risk of the remaining vision deteriorating. £90,100 to £168,730
Loss of sight in one eye and reduced sight in the other eye (2) Partial loss of sight Reduced sight in the remaining eye along with other issues. £60,010 to £99,440
Total loss of an eye The loss of one eye Compensation is dependent on the cosmetic and psychological effect of the loss of the eye. £51,460 to £61,690
Loss of sight in one eye (e) Complete loss of sight The effects on the vision may also be accompanied with scaring around the eye. £46,240 to £51,460
Loss of sight in one eye (f) Serious Serious but incomplete loss of sight in one eye. Significant risk to the remaining eye. £22,230 to £36,960
Loss of sight in one eye (g) Minor Minor but permanent loss of sight in one eye as well as other future risk factors. £8,550 to £19,690
Eye injury Minor There may be some pain and temporary effects on the vision. £3,710 to £8,200
Alternatively, call us today to receive a personalised quote on how much eyelash extension compensation you could be owed.
If you have been injured due to the negligent application of eyelash extensions, or you have suffered an eyelash extension allergic reaction that was not your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation from the salon where the treatment took place. If your claim is successful, you could be awarded eyelash extension compensation divided into two heads:
This is compensation to reimburse you for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have experienced as a result of your injuries. We’ve covered this in the calculator section above.
This is compensation to reimburse you for any expenses incurred as a result of your injuries. This can include medical expenses, as well as funds to pay for counselling if your appearance was affected by your accident.
If you have suffered sight loss due to a negligent beauty treatment you may also be able to claim funds for any medical assistance, rehabilitation or equipment you are now in need of. You can also claim compensation for travel expenses, home adaptation expenses, care expenses or reimbursement for any loss of earnings due to your injuries. However, you will need to provide evidence.
At Legal Expert, we help our clients fund their claims by offering to handle their case on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that instead of paying an upfront solicitors fee, you will be charged a modest, legally capped success fee on the condition that your solicitor wins your claim.
What are the advantages of making eyelash extension compensation claims using a No Win No Fee agreement?
- Your solicitor will take on the financial risk, not you. You will only have to pay a small fee if you win your claim.
- Instead of having to worry about finding the funds to pay for your claim upfront, we will deduct your fee from your compensation package at a capped rate if your claim is successful. This makes the process of claiming more affordable for many of our clients.
You can learn about making a No Win No Fee compensation claim by reading our online guide. Or to begin your personal injury claim, call Legal Expert today to speak to an advisor.
If you get an eyelash extension reaction, you should prioritise getting the appropriate medical treatment over seeking eyelash extension compensation. How do you treat an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions? If the symptoms persist after 24 hours, visit your GP who will be able to prescribe you eye drops to treat the reaction.
Similarly, if you suffer any other type of eyelash extension injury, seek the appropriate medical treatment. Not only is it important to visit a GP or a hospital’s Accident & Emergency ward to receive treatment for your injuries, but there will also be entries in your medical records detailing the harm suffered. This can be used as evidence to support and value your claim.
You can also collect evidence to support your compensation claim by taking the following steps:
- Taking photographs of your injuries, or the effects of your allergic reaction.
- Speaking to anyone who witnessed the injury take place, taking their name and contact details and asking them to be an eye witness if needed.
- Reporting the accident to the beautician and asking for it to be reported in the accident log book.
- Make sure that staff records the details of the accident accurately.
- Keep the receipts of anything you buy relating to the accident (including the receipt for your beauty treatment). You may be able to claim the cost of these items back as part of your special damages package, and the receipts could also be taken as evidence to support your claim.
If you have legitimate grounds to claim eyelash extension compensation, we could provide you with a personal injury solicitor to handle your claim. Our solicitors have decades of experience handling personal injury claims against beauty salons.
They will always fight to win you the optimum amount of compensation that you are owed. What’s more, you will have the option to make a No Win No Fee claim, so there’s less financial risk involved for you.
Eyelash Extension Compensation FAQs
Can I claim if I have an allergic reaction to eyelash glue?
If you have never had an eyelash extension, an allergic reaction could occur when you are exposed to the glue. However, this does not necessarily mean that you could be owed compensation. You need to be able to prove that your beautician’s negligence is what caused your reaction.
For instance, your beautician has a legal obligation to administer a patch test ahead of your treatment, provided that one hasn’t already been carried out. This is when a small amount of the eyelash glue is applied to your skin to check for any adverse reaction.
If no reaction takes place during the patch test, but does during the application of the eyebrows, then you won’t be able to make a claim as the beautician is seen to have upheld their duty of care by carrying out the patch test.
Claims for an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions can only be made in instances such as:
- Your beautician not administering a patch test
- A different brand of glue being used other than the one used for the patch test
- Information about your allergies being ignored
Can I claim for an eyelash extension infection?
As with claims for allergic reactions, you can only make these claims if your injury has been caused by your negligence carried out by your eyelash technician.
What do eyelash extensions do?
‘Eyelash extensions’ refer to thin synthetic (or sometimes mink) fibres made to look like real lashes. When attached to the root of the client’s natural lash with permanent adhesive, they give the appearance of elongated lashes.
Can you sue someone for eyelash extensions?
Providing your eyelash technician failed to uphold their duty of care to you, demonstrating negligence, you could be able to sue them for any subsequent suffering you experienced.
How can negligence be established?
Negligence typically must meet the following criteria:
- The third-party in question owed you a duty of care
- They failed to uphold this duty
- You suffered as a result of their failure
How much compensation could I get for an eyelash extension reaction?
All claims are calculated on a case-by-case basis. This is because the circumstances of each one are unique. Get in touch with our advisors today for a valuation of your claim.
Do I need a lawyer to claim?
No, it’s not a legal requirement to have a lawyer. However, having one handle your case can significantly boost it’s chances of success.
What is a No Win No Fee agreement?
These agreements mean you aren’t required to pay your lawyer unless they win your claim. Therefore, you don’t have to pay out of pocket, as any fees will be deducted from your payout.
How can Legal Expert help?
Legal Expert can offer you a full claims management service and connect you with their panel of No Win No Fee personal injury lawyers to handle your case.
How can I get in touch with a lawyer from Legal Expert?
Please see below.
To begin your eyelash extension compensation claim today, get in touch using one of the following contact options:
- Calling us on 0800 073 8804
- Message us using our live chat function, bottom right.
- Alternatively, use our online claims form to reach us.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you and seeing how we can help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Here you can find some additional resources in relation to eyelash extension allergic reaction claims.
- How Much Compensation For An Injury Caused By Beauty Treatment?
- How Do I Sue A Barber Or A Hairdresser For Cutting Me
- Cosmetic Surgery Claims, How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Negligence
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Guide by Chelache
Edited by Billing