When someone breaks their nose, deviated septum injuries may also potentially occur. This doesn’t happen in all cases – indeed, it is quite uncommon – but when it does occur, more treatment is usually needed to ensure the person has the best recovery.
The septum is the wall that separates your nostrils from each other. In some cases, a broken nose can move this wall. This means you will have narrow nasal passages now, compared to how they were before. Some people use medication to treat the condition, along the lines of decongestants and similar medicines. However, the only way you can fix the condition permanently is to have surgery.
Treatment for a broken nose with a deviated septum
It is rare for anyone to need surgery following a broken nose. However, as we have learned, a deviated septum means you will require surgery if you want to get your nose back to normal again. Having trouble breathing out of one or both nostrils can affect your daily life, so it makes sense to get the issue fixed.
The inconvenience of having surgery (not to mention the pain and recovery process) means you may receive a higher amount of compensation if you were to make a successful claim. You must prove a third party’s negligence was the cause of your injury, and this is not always easy to do. Some cases are more clear-cut than others, which is why speaking to an expert in the personal injury department is always a good idea at this stage.
How can you find out if a claim is appropriate for you?
It’s never a bad idea to learn whether negligence was the reason for your injury. In many cases, people have been able to claim compensation because of injuries they did nothing to cause. If you have a broken nose with a deviated septum, you may require further treatment, and there could be things you cannot do for a time while you recover.
Seeking financial compensation due to your injuries is not something you should feel concerned about. If you are entitled to make a claim, we can help. Call 0800 689 0500 now to get through to the team at Accident Advice Helpline, or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. If you can claim, let our personal injury lawyers take on the bulk of the work for you.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen