Eyelash extensions are a beauty treatment that gives fuller eyelashes and can remove the need for mascara. While lash extensions are not a problem for most people, some do go on to suffer an allergic reaction to the glue used to apply the lashes. To help prevent an allergic reaction, beauticians can conduct patch testing prior to treatment. If they don’t, and you suffer as a result, you may be eligible to make an eyelash extension allergic reaction compensation claim.
Our team of specialist advisors may be able to help if you do decide to claim. They’ll begin by reviewing your case during a no-obligation telephone consultation. Following that, they’ll give you free legal advice about your claim. If they suspect your claim is strong enough, you could be connected to one of our personal injury solicitors. So that you only have to pay for their work if you receive compensation, they provide a No Win No Fee service for all accepted allergic reaction claims.
To learn more about claiming for an allergic reaction following eyelash extension treatment, please carry on reading. Otherwise, to start your claim right away, please call the number at the top of the page to get the ball rolling.
Table of contents
- Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation For An Allergic Reaction To Eyelash Extensions?
- What Types Of Allergic Reactions To Eyelash Extensions Can Happen?
- Evidence To Support Your Compensation Claim
- What Negligence Can Lead To Eyelash Extension Allergic Reaction Claims?
- How Much Compensation For An Allergic Reaction To Eyelash Extensions Could I Claim?
- Calculating Compensation For Eyelash Extensions Allergic Reactions
- Allergic Reaction Compensation Claims Time Limits
- Using Solicitors For Eyelash Extensions Allergic Reaction Compensation Claims
- Starting The Eyelash Extension Allergic Reaction Claims Process
Personal injury solicitors cannot take on every eyelash extensions allergic reaction claim they’re asked to consider. It’s not a matter of workloads, it’s that they’ll only take on claims that have a reasonable chance of success. To help clarify if you’re eligible to claim, they’ll check whether:
- You were owed a duty of care by the beauty salon; and
- They were negligent in some way; and
- As a result, you suffered an allergic reaction to the eyelash extensions.
To give you some ideas of the types of negligence that could lead to a claim, we’ll list some examples in the next section.
It’s important to note that, generally, eyelash extensions do not cause allergic reactions. Instead, it is the adhesive that some people are allergic to. Another point worth noting is that it is possible to develop an allergy at any time during your life. That means you could have received eyelash treatments in the past and not have had any problems.
The main cause of allergic reactions to eyelash extension treatments is chemicals called cyanoacrylate. This is a common chemical base used in eyelash extension adhesives. As with other allergens, the body can wrongly identify them as being dangerous and send antibodies to protect the body. These antibodies, including histamine, can result in the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
In some cases, a condition called allergic blepharitis can be caused by eyelash extension treatment. It occurs on either one or both of the eyelids and causes symptoms like:
These symptoms can start at the time the adhesive is applied or could take as long as a few days to present and could be the result of direct contact with the adhesive or because of the vapours released during application.
When making eyelash allergic reaction compensation claims, you’ll need some evidence of how you’ve suffered. Therefore, we’d advise:
- Taking photographs/video of your injuries.
- Seeking medical treatment at a minor injuries unit or A&E.
- Writing down the details of anybody who was with you while you were treated.
For a free review of your claim and your evidence, please call our team today.
Let’s look now at some incidents and scenarios that could entitle you to claim compensation for an allergic reaction following eyelash extension treatment. You could make a claim if:
- You were not ‘patch tested’ 48 hours before treatment.
- Too much adhesive was used and got into your eye.
- The technician who treated you was not properly trained.
- You were not informed of the risks prior to being treated.
- The equipment used was not sterile.
If you have suffered an allergic reaction during or after eyelash extension treatment because of any of the above, we could help you claim. However, if you don’t see an example that matches your own, you could still be eligible to begin a claim. Call our personal injury advisors to discuss what happened and how you’ve been affected and we’ll review your options with you.
You might think that claiming compensation for an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions is as simple as asking for a set amount of money from the beauty salon. However, the claims process is never as easy as that especially when you realise that most claims are handled by insurance companies. They will require evidence to back up every single penny you claim for. This is one of the main reasons we suggest having a personal injury solicitor on your side.
If your claim is taken on, your solicitor will base the amount of compensation to claim for on two ‘heads of loss’:
- General Damages. This is where you request compensation for your pain suffering and loss of amenity. The amount awarded will be based on the level of your injuries. Therefore, you will require a medical assessment as part of the claims process.
- Special Damages. Here, you’ll seek compensation for any costs, losses or expenses your injuries have caused. One common example is where you claim back any earnings you’ve lost because you couldn’t work whilst injured.
Our team can review your claim with you and explain what you could include when you call for your free case review.
To give some idea of what you could be paid for an allergic reaction to eyelash extension treatment, we’ve provided a range of compensation payouts for eye injuries below that relate to general damages.
- £49,270 – £54,830 compensation where the sight has been lost in one eye.
- £23,680 – £39,340 compensation for serious eye injuries with some loss of sight in one eye.
- £9,110 – £20,980 compensation for relatively minor eye injuries but with permanent vision problems, for example, double-vision, and sensitivity to bright lights.
- £3,950 – £8,730 compensation for minor eye injuries, for example, exposure to liquids causing some pain and temporary issues with vision.
- £2,200 – £3,950 compensation for minor eye injuries with a recovery expected in a matter of weeks.
Please bear in mind that these are just a small selection of estimated compensation amounts, and there is no guarantee of how much you’ll receive if your case is won. If your claim is taken on, your solicitor will explain what amount you’ll be claiming for once your injuries have been assessed by an independent medical expert.
Also, please remember that the amounts listed do not include any financial costs your injuries have caused. Your special damages compensation will be added to these values where necessary.
If you make any type of allergic reaction compensation claim, there is a 3-year time limit that applies. In most cases, allergic reactions to eyelash extensions will be obvious quite soon after treatment. Therefore, your limitation period would begin from the date you were treated.
Our main advice is that it is often best to start the claims process as soon as possible. That’s because your solicitor will need time to gather evidence and complete other tasks before filing the claim.
We are often asked how long a beauty treatment negligence claim will take. The answer is that it depends entirely on whether the beauty salon admits liability early. If they do, the claim could be settled amicably in a matter of months. However, where negotiation is required, the process could take more than a year. In our experience, most personal injury claims can be settled out of court.
To give yourself the best chance of being compensated, we suggest using a personal injury solicitor. During the claims process, they will:
- Review your case with you.
- Gather supporting evidence.
- Contact the defendant and put the claim to them.
- Try to counter any arguments or objections raised.
- Keep you up to date about how things are progressing.
- Try to make sure you are compensated at the highest level possible.
If your case is taken on by one of our in-house solicitors, they’ll shield you from the defendant’s insurer. That means there won’t be any technical legal questions to answer. Before accepting any settlement offer that’s received, they’ll discuss it with you to review whether or not it covers your suffering fully.
If you are now ready to discuss whether you could claim compensation, you can call our claims advisors on 0800 6524 881. They’ll go through everything with you and explain your best option. If we appoint a personal injury solicitor to your eyelash extension allergic reaction compensation claim, they’ll represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.