I suffered a severe burning to my skin after a patch test and would like to know if I can claim compensation for an adverse reaction to a patch test?
It will be possible to claim compensation for an adverse reaction to a patch test provided you can demonstrate that negligence from a third party led to your injury. It may be the case that the wrong products were used on your skin or you did not consent to the patch test, if this is the case it may be possible to successfully claim patch test compensation.
However, if you were fully aware of the possibility that there may be an adverse reaction from your skin it could be quite difficult to claim compensation for a patch test injury. Therefore you are best advised to speak with a personal injury solicitor as he or she will be able to advise whether it is worthwhile pursuing compensation for an adverse reaction to a patch test based on the circumstances surrounding your injury.
Your solicitor will also be able to calculate the amount of compensation for a patch test injury you are entitled to claim, however a doctor will first have to examine your injury and determine its severity. Not only is it important to seek professional medical care in order to safeguard your health but it also ensures that of there is a record of the injury you sustained in your medical history which will be required if you are to successfully claim patch test compensation.
Your solicitor will advise on evidence that would be useful in successfully claiming compensation such as photographs of your injury and any testimonies from witnesses. You should also make an entry in the businesses accident report book giving a detailed account as to how the incident occurred. When your solicitor is satisfied that your case is strong enough, they will initiate your claim for compensation for an adverse reaction to a patch test.