If you work in a customer-facing role or a role where you need to look your best – for example if you are a model, TV presenter or actor, then a broken nose can affect your job. But is there anything you can do about this? With any broken nose there will be pain, swelling and bruising, and you can use ice packs to reduce swelling and make-up to conceal any bruising, of course. But what can you actually do if you are losing money after breaking your nose? It all depends on how your accident happened. If somebody else was responsible then you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim which will take into account any lost earnings from your job.
If a broken nose can affect your job, could you lose your job by making a personal injury claim?
You can’t lose your job if you make a personal injury claim, and if your broken nose can affect your job and your ability to earn, there is no reason why you shouldn’t claim the compensation you are entitled to. It may be that you were injured whilst at work – for example a model could be hit by a falling light or speaker and suffer a broken nose. A TV presenter could be injured by faulty props on set, leaving them with a nasal fracture. It might be that you need surgery to fix your nose, if it is crooked, which could mean more time off work to heal. But you won’t lose your job if you decide to claim compensation, as employers have liability insurance in place to protect them in the event something like this happens.
Compensation for loss of earnings
You may be lucky enough to receive sick pay if you’re unable to work due to your broken nose, but even sick pay may not be enough to cover your bills and other expenses. Making a personal injury claim can ensure you are compensated for loss of earnings so that you are able to cover your household bills until you are feeling better.
You can take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test to see how much compensation you could get, or call us today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and get advice relating to your injuries. Our advisors will happily answer any questions you have and offer advice on a no-obligation basis.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen