Eyelash extension injury personal injury claim solicitors
Great to look at, and lasting a number of weeks, semi-permanent eye lash extensions are extremely popular. With the lash extensions looking and feeling completely natural, people can be lulled into a false sense of security that the treatment is risk-free. But our eyes are very delicate, and the slightest error can cause injury.
If you have suffered injury as a result of having false eyelashes applied, do not hesitate to contact MG Legal’s expert beauty negligence claim solicitors. Our team ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation possible.
What types of injuries can occur from eyelash extensions?
Our eyelashes are an extremely important, and delicate, part of the body. Like our eyebrows, eyelashes are designed to keep dirt, sweat, water, and other contaminants such as dust, from entering our eyes. They also vary dramatically in length, and weight.
It is therefore extremely important that the beautician you visit has the appropriate training to apply the lashes, uses the correct amount of glue as an adhesive, and calculates the correct length and weight of the false lashes, in order to avoid irritation around the eyes. If this does not happen, then it can result in alopecia, as a result of too much weight being added to your existing lashes, resulting in them falling, out, taking your new extensions with them.
The beauty industry is alarmingly under regulated, with untrained salon staff, and trainees, performing minor treatments that they are unqualified to do. The most common types of injury caused by the incorrect application of false eye lashes, are:
Traction Alopecia – natural lashes falling out
Inflammation of the eyelids
Temporary loss of eyesight
Puffiness and inflammation of the eye area
How do I make a claim if I have suffered a reaction to eyelash dye or glue?
When semi-permanent eyelashes, and lash extensions, are being applied, they are attached to the natural eyelashes with adhesive glue. The application of any foreign agent, such as glue, to the eye area, comes with the risk of injury. If you have suffered personal injury, as a result of having semi-permanent eyelashes applied, MG Legal’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.
When you instruct MG Legal's beauty treatment negligence solicitors, you can be confident in the knowledge that we have settled hundreds of beauty claims for our clients in the last 10 years.
Simply get in touch with our specialist team today, here, for a no obligation chat about your potential claim. From this discussion onwards, your designated beauty negligence solicitor will handle all of the stress of your claim. They will organise everything, and simply get the correct paperwork sent through to you for you to fill out. They will handle all of the correspondence with the other parties involved, and will build your claim to as strong as possible, in order to sucessfully win financial compensation on your behalf.
Your solicitor will be contactable at any point in the day, and will always get back to you within one working hour with an answer to any queries or questions that you have throughout the process.
What should I look for in an eyelash technician?
It seems that the eyelash extension industry has really boomed in the last few years, with long, thick lash extensions becoming the norm, especially amongst younger women. Still, it is not the case that all lash technicians are as skilled as one another, or that they all ensure safe working conditions.
If you are looking to find a new lash technician, and are wondering what the warning signs are, or the giveaways that someone is well trained, and operating hygienic working conditions, look out for these signs:
A technician wearing protective equipment- due to how close they will be working to the open eye area, for a pro-longed period of time, all eyelash beauticians and technicians should wear protective equipment to prevent the passing of bacteria to their clients.
A consent form being provided- before visiting any eyelash technician for the first time, a consultation appointment should always take place to establish any alopecia and hormonal problems that could affect the treatment, and to allow for the signing of a full consent form, outlining any potential side effects.
Identify Insurance- with such limited regulation of the beauty industry in the UK, there is no need for practitioners and technicians carrying out eyelash extension treatments to have insurance. If this is the case, and you were to become injured as a result of the treatment, it can be much more difficult to make a personal injury claim for financial compensation. Many established beauticians will have their own public liability insurance, that covers them against any claims made by clients. This can provide more security and stability for if you do have to pursue a personal injury claim after your treatment.
Why choose MG Legal for my beauty treatment compensation claim?
MG Legal’s expert team are all fully qualified personal injury claim professionals, a number of whom specialise in beauty negligence claims. Contact our specialist team for a no obligation, informative chat about your compensation claim today, here.
All beauty treatment compensation claims are accepted on a no win no fee basis, with our hardworking solicitors making your claim for compensation as stress-free as possible.