If you’ve broken your nose in a car accident, a fall at work or an industrial accident, you may need surgical correction to improve your nose’s appearance and ensure that it heals straight. This procedure, known as rhinoplasty, involves reducing the bones and ensuring that the fracture heals properly. It’s normally carried out in hospital but you may choose to seek private treatment from a plastic surgeon. After the procedure, you may need to have your broken nose in a cast in order to protect it, and this will normally need to remain on the face for a day or two. In some cases a broken nose won’t need any surgical correction and will heal on its own in two to three weeks at home.
How uncomfortable is it to have your broken nose in a cast?
Having your broken nose in a cast can be a little uncomfortable but most people will not need to undergo surgery after breaking their nose. Ice packs and over-the-counter painkillers can be used at home to reduce swelling and pain, and you should be able to go back to work within a few days or a week, depending on your job. If you’ve broken your nose after an accident at work that wasn’t your fault – for example if a shelf collapsed and heavy items fell on you, or if you tripped on damaged flooring and fell, hitting your face on a desk – then you could make a personal injury claim three years of your accident.
Accident Advice Helpline are used to handling these types of work-related accident claims and we have helped hundreds of people claim the compensation they deserve since we were established in 2000. Our team of expert advisors can give you the advice you need in order to decide whether or not to proceed with a claim, and there’s no obligation to go ahead at any point.
Compensation for a broken nose
When claiming compensation for a broken nose, we’ll take into account a number of different things. If you have suffered serious facial injuries which have left you disfigured, you can expect to receive more compensation than somebody who has broken their nose yet made a full recovery from their injuries. To find out if you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more. We provide a 100% no-win, no-fee service, so you can afford to make a claim even if you are struggling financially after your accident.