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Black Henna Compensation Claims

tsminilogoHenna tattoos are a popular choice for people on holiday or looking for a stylish temporary tattoo to complete their look. While natural henna is perfectly safe, black henna is dangerous and, here in the UK, is actually illegal. That doesn’t stop non-reputable businesses, and those who don’t carefully view their range of products, from stocking black henna. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to get the black henna compensation that you are entitled to if you’ve been left with short-term or long-term injuries from the temporary tattoo.

If you’ve suffered any kind of injury following black henna application, get in touch with our team today. Our experienced team can deliver a full range of legal services to help you get the black henna compensation you’re entitled to. Whether you’ve suffered severe scarring or an allergic reaction to the henna, get in touch with our experienced solicitors today. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts can guide you through the entire process. We will ensure that you are kept in the loop and do everything in our power to get you the compensation that you need to move on with your life.

Whatever kinds of injuries you’ve been forced to suffer, get in touch with our experienced team today. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts can provide a complete range of services to help you get the compensation that you need. Whether you’ve looking for an experienced legal team to support you, or just professional advice, get in touch with our solicitors today.

What is Black Henna Compensation?

If you’ve been exposed to neutral henna, even if you haven’t suffered an immediate reaction, you could be able to make a claim for black henna compensation. Unlike normal henna, the black alternative contains hazardous chemicals which can cause permanent damage to your skin. Scarring, rashes and chemical burns are a common symptom of unsafe henna application. Not only can this be extremely painful, it can cause cosmetic issues and increase your vulnerability to certain chemicals in the future.

Whether you’ve bought black henna in the UK and applied it yourself, or had the temporary tattoo done from a ‘professional’, you will be able to make a claim for black henna compensation. The black paste used in these “neutral henna” tattoos can contain powerful and toxic chemicals. These chemicals are illegal to use on the skin in Europe and the UK. As such, it is no surprise that many of these reactions occur abroad, in countries like Egypt and India.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team will do everything that we can to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Whatever kind of injury you’ve suffered as a result of neutral henna application, get in touch with our solicitors today. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the money you need to move on from this painful incident. We will guide you throughout the entire process, offering you the support you need to move on with your life.

How Much Compensation Can I Get for Black Henna Claims in the UK?

The compensation amount that you will receive depends on a variety of circumstances. The severity of your injuries is the most pressing concern, following by the level of negligence that was displayed towards you. The more serious the injuries you have been forced to suffer, the more compensation you are going to be entitled to. When the final compensation amount is being calculated, multiple factors will be taken into consideration. Some of these factors will include:

  • General Damages, including Pain and Suffering.
  • Cosmetic Injuries.
  • Medical and Travel Expenses.
  • Recuperation Period.
  • Short or Long-Term Care Costs.
  • Long-Term Health Concerns, including Psychological Damages.

Below are some of the amounts that you could receive for the injuries you’ve sustained. These figures are simply guidelines, so the exact amount of compensation you could receive will depend on the exact circumstances of your injuries. Your age and the level of negligence displayed towards you will also be taken into consideration.

Black Henna Injury Compensation Amounts

Type of Black Henna InjuryDescriptionAmount of Compensation
Minor to Moderate Burn InjuriesBlack henna can cause chemical burns wherever it is placed. In some cases, these injuries can be fairly minor, and you should make a full recovery within a few months. They can still be incredibly painful and need to be treated as quickly as possible to prevent long-term damage.£1,000 to £19,250.
Visible ScarringIf your reaction to the chemicals in neutral henna occurs in a visible place, you will be able to claim for the cosmetic damage it has caused. As henna tattoos are temporary, it is unlikely that you will have chosen to position them in a place which isn’t readily available. You will be able to claim compensation for both visible and easily concealable scarring.£1,150 to £16,550.
Severe Chemical Burns and Allergic ReactionIf you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer a serious allergic reaction to the neutral henna, it can cause serious chemical burns. These injuries can be extremely painful and can cause permanent scarring.£19,250 to £79,500.
What is the Difference Between Real Henna and Black Henna?

Black henna is a form of paste which contains paraphenylenediamine (PPD). This is a toxic and powerful chemical which is the cause of the burns and reactions to neutral henna. Real henna contains no harmful chemicals and is safe to use.

How to Tell the Difference Between Real and Black Henna?

Real henna is orange-brown and is generally safe to use. You should always be suspicious of black tattoos, which can look distinctive but is extremely dangerous. If the list of ingredients contains paraphenylenediamine, avoid it at all costs!

What are the Ingredients of True Henna?

True henna should contain ingredients which are easily recognisable. Some of the most common ingredients include:

  • Henna/Mehndi Lead Powder.
  • Water or Lemon Juice.
  • Tea Tree and Lavender Oils.
  • Sugar or Sugar Water.
What are the Ingredients to Look Out for in Neutral Henna?

Black henna will include different ingredients, including:

  • Paraphenylenediamine (PPD).
  • Mehndi Oil.
  • Black Clove Oil.
  • Metallic Salts.
  • Sodium Picramate.
  • Henna Stone.

These unsafe substances will often smell like gas, ammonia or other unnatural chemicals.

What is PPD?

Paraphenylenediamine, or PPD, is an incredibly powerful and toxic chemical included in fake henna to give it a deep black colour. This chemical is used in some hair dyes in much lower quantities than you’ll find in black henna.

Why Is PPD So Dangerous?

PPD is extremely toxic. Paraphenylenediamine can cause serious chemical burns, resulting in scarring, rashes and trigger other kinds of allergic reactions. In some cases, you could go into anaphylactic shock.

What Other Products Contain PPD?

Hair dyes contain traces of PPD. These treatments are safe unless you are allergic to the ingredients. Repeated exposure to PPD can make you more sensitive. If you want to dye your hair in the future, stay away from black henna!

Can I Suffer Serious Chemical Burns from Black Henna?

Whether you’ve used henna before or not, you could still suffer from serious chemical reactions after having black henna applied. If you start to notice a burn or allergic reaction, you need to visit your GP, or A&E as soon as possible.

What are the Symptoms of Chemical Burns?

The chemical burns and allergic reactions caused by neutral henna can cause a range of symptoms. These are normally localised and can include:

  • Discomfort and Irritation.
  • Burning or Tingling Skin.
  • Painful Stinging.
  • Swelling and Redness.
  • Blistering of the Skin.
What are the Long-Term Effects of Black Henna?

In the long-term, neutral henna can cause irreparable scarring around the affected area. It can also cause you to become extremely sensitive to the ingredient in the future. Even the minor amount of PPD in hair dye can trigger an allergic reaction.

Can Black Henna Ever Cause Death?

Neutral henna can cause death. Once you’ve become sensitised to it, it is possible for PPD in the henna, or other products like hair dye, to trigger serious anaphylactic shocks. These can cause death if not treated immediately.

How Will Black Henna Symptoms Be Treated?

The symptoms of neutral henna will be treated with antibiotics to prevent infection. Certain balms and creams can reduce inflammation and painkillers are commonly prescribed. In the event of an allergic reaction, adrenaline is often required.

Am I Eligible to Make Black Henna Compensation Claims?

If you’ve suffered due to a temporary henna tattoo, then you could be able to make a black henna compensation claim. If you received the tattoo in the UK or Europe, or if you bought the ingredients in these countries, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. As it is so dangerous, this kind of temporary tattoo is illegal.

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team will do everything we can to help you move on with your life. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts will help you to get the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. Over the years, our experienced team of solicitors have worked to help all kinds of people get the compensation they are entitled to following these injuries.

In the past, our professional team have helped to bring successful legal claims against businesses and individuals responsible for causing your injuries. Whatever your circumstances, get in touch with our experienced team today.

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For Black Henna Compensation Claims, Call Tylers Solicitors Today

Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can provide a complete range of black henna compensation services. We can deliver a full range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our experienced team have helped people suffering from serious chemical burns, allergic reactions and more relating to the illegal use of black henna.

Whether you suffered this injury at home or abroad, get in touch with our experienced team today. We can deliver comprehensive legal services to help you get the black compensation you need. Our no-win, no-fee legal services are the perfect solution for any kind of neutral henna. You can reach our team of legal experts today by calling us directly on 0800 699 079. If you prefer, you can send any questions or concerns that you might have through our simple online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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