If you have a broken nose, bone damage is a possibility. While most breaks are simple hairline fractures that don’t cause any significant bone damage, this isn’t always true. A blow to the side of the nose may put it out of line, for example, while a heavy blow to the front of the nose could lead to dents and other damage to the bone and the way your nose looks.
If you’ve suffered this injury in recent times, you may know how easily your nose can look very different when you experience a serious break. The most important thing to do is to go to accident and emergency to get your nose looked at. If further treatment is needed, the sooner this happens, the better.
Why is urgent treatment best if you have broken nose bone damage?
All breaks heal in time. If you let your nose heal on its own and the break made it crooked to start with, it will heal that way. Sometimes, your nose can be repositioned if you seek treatment within hours or days after the accident happens. This is far easier than seeking advice later once the bone has healed in the wrong position.
You might also suffer other problems with your sinuses and breathing if you have damage to the bone in your nose. This is why any changes to the appearance of your nose should be checked by a medical professional.
Do you know if you can make a compensation claim?
Since a broken nose is very painful and will likely make you feel sick and dizzy, your priority will be to get someone to look at it for you. This may be your GP if the injury doesn’t seem too bad, or someone in a casualty department immediately after the accident occurs. It is only later the idea of compensation might occur to you.
If you do have broken nose bone damage and you have required treatment to set it right, think about why the accident happened. Was someone else to blame? If so, calling 0800 689 0500 to speak to an expert at Accident Advice Helpline would be a good idea. You can call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile too, or use the quick test that appears on our website. You could be 30 seconds away from getting some definitive answers for your broken nose injury.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen