Compensation for an Adverse Reaction to Tinting Eyebrows, Lashes or Hair
If you have suffered an injury due to a tinting treatment in a beauty salon, it may be possible to claim compensation for an adverse reaction to tinting eyebrows, lashes or hair if it can be shown that the person who applied the treatment was negligent and failed in their duty of care for your health and safety.
Most claims for tinting injuries are made when a skin patch test has not been performed prior to the application of a hair dye of tint, or when insufficient time has been allowed to check for an allergic response after a skin patch test. These scenarios are both examples of negligence that would make you eligible to claim compensation for an adverse reaction to tinting eyebrows, lashes or hair.
An allergic reaction to a patch test itself would not give you grounds to claim compensation for beauty salon injuries – unless the person performing the patch test was negligent and did not perform the test correctly (such as applying too much tint to your skin) – but if it was known that you were allergic to a particular product, only for that product to be used in your beauty treatment, this would be a serious failure in a duty of care.
Claiming Compensation for an Adverse Reaction to Tinting Eyebrows
Skin patch tests are used to see if a client is allergic to any of the chemicals used in the beauty product due to be used. When checking for an allergic reaction to eyebrow tint, a small quantity of the tint is applied to the skin; usually behind the ear or on the inner arm. Skin patch tests should be performed 24-48 hours prior to an eyebrow tint as an allergic response can take many hours to manifest.
If a skin patch test was offered to you, and you turned it down, you would be considered to have been negligent with regards to your own health and safety. In this scenario a claim for compensation for an adverse reaction to tinting eyebrows would unlikely be successful; unless you were a first time client and the reason for the skin patch test was not explained to you.
Even when a skin patch test has been performed in good time, it may still be possible to claim compensation for an adverse reaction to tinting eyebrows in certain circumstances. If, for example, tint was applied after eyebrow waxing, the effect of the eyebrow waxing would have left skin pores open allowing tint to enter. Salon staff should have been trained that eyebrow tint should never be applied while the skin pores are open and, if you suffered an injury as a result, you would be entitled to claim compensation for an adverse reaction to tinting eyebrows.
Making a Compensation Claim for Damage Caused by Hair Tint
If you hair has been damaged by a beauty product applied in a beauty salon, there are circumstances in which it may be possible to claim for damage caused by hair tint. It is not necessarily the case that you have to suffer an allergic response to a hair product in order to be eligible for compensation. You should be entitled to claim for damage caused by hair tint if you have suffered burns to your scalp due to the negligent application of hair colouring by a hairdresser.
Provided that the hairdresser breached their duty of care for your health and safety – possibly by using an incorrect concentration of a product or by leaving it on your hair for too long – and you sustain an injury due to their negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation for beauty salon injuries and should seek legal advice about your right to compensation from a personal injury solicitor.
Prior to Claiming Compensation for a Severe Reaction to Tinting Lashes, Eyebrows and Hair
Prior to claiming compensation for a severe reaction to tinting lashes, eyebrows and hair, there are two important procedures that you need to take to support your claim. The first is that you must seek medical attention. The injuries recorded in your medical records will confirm that an injury has been sustained when you claim compensation for a severe reaction to tinting lashes, eyebrows or hair.
Secondly, you should also write a complaint in the beauty salon’s accident book. The complaint should detail the injury you sustained, the date and the name of the salon assistant who performed the treatment. A copy of complaint can be used to support claims for compensation for beauty salon injuries if liability is ever contested.
Consult a Solicitor about How to Claim Compensation for Beauty Salon Injuries
If you have been injured due to the negligent application of a beauty product, it is in your best interests to seek legal advice from a personal injury solicitor. A solicitor can give you legal advice which is relevant to your specific injury and guide you through the process of how to claim compensation for beauty salon injuries.
A solicitor will also be able to apply to the Injuries Board on your behalf for an assessment of compensation for an adverse reaction to tinting eyebrows, lashes or hair, or negotiate with the beauty salon´s insurance company if you are approached with an unsolicited offer of compensation.
Most personal injury solicitors offer an initial consultation free of charge, during which you fill discover whether or not you have a claim for injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue. However, you should not delay in speaking with a solicitor whenever possible, as a time limit applies to compensation claim for beauty salon injuries, and you would not wish for your entitlement to compensation for an adverse reaction to tinting eyebrows, lashes or hair to be time-barred by the Statute of Limitations.