I had eyelash extensions applied at a beauty salon for a dinner party I was attending, but immediately they felt very uncomfortable. I removed them but both eyes became very swollen and I decided not to attend the party, am I eligible to make a compensation claim for eye swelling after eyelash extensions?
If you can demonstrate that the beauty stylist who applied your eyelash extensions was negligent and failed to provide you with a duty of care, you may be entitled to claim for eye swelling after eyelash extensions.
Before applying any products to your body, a stylist should consult with you so they are aware of any allergies or medical conditions. In the immediate aftermath of the incident you should take photographs both close-up and from a distance as well as visiting your GP or doctor to examine your injury. If you decide to pursue a claim for eye swelling after eyelash extensions you will be able to support your claim with these the photographs and a note of your injury in your medical records.
It is recommended that you consult a personal injury solicitor before you return to the salon to record your injury in their ‘Accident Report Book’ as they will be able to evaluate the potential amount your claim may be worth and also because the majority of personal injury solicitors in the UK offer free consultation services for potential claims.
You may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering your injury caused and also for any expenses incurred by you as a result of the injury such as medication costs, any loss of earnings from being unable to work and the costs of using alternative transport if your injury means you are unable to drive (presuming of course you are a regular driver).
You may also be entitled to compensation for any loss of amenity if your injuries mean you are unable to participate in hobbies and social activities that were part of your life before the incident. This includes the cost of preparing for the dinner party and the tickets.
You could also claim for psychological trauma if you suffer any anxiety or embarrassment as a result of your injury although a psychologist must verify this emotional trauma in order for you to include it in your claim for eye swelling after eyelash extensions.
Once you know the potential value of your claim you will be in a better position to make an informed decision if the salon makes you a direct offer of compensation and you will be able to decide whether it is worth your while pursuing a compensation claim.