Any heavy blow to your nose has the potential to break it. Often, a broken nose will heal in its own time and you don’t always need to go to your GP to get it looked at. Swelling over the nose is a key sign of a break, not to mention bruising that gradually spreads to the space immediately underneath each eye. However, it’s also likely that your broken nose left a bump where you had the impact initially.
This might simply indicate swelling following the injury and it might go down. However, it may also indicate part of the bone is now out of place. Some broken noses are simple breaks that require no treatment, whereas others do require treatment to ensure the injured person is not left with a lump or bump they didn’t have before.
What to do if your broken nose left a bump
When you have had this injury, take the time to look in a mirror to check the damage. Look for bleeding and try and stop it if you can. If it doesn’t stop, you should seek further medical advice. Look for any changes to the shape of your nose, too. A bump could be a sign you have knocked your nose out of its usual alignment, and the sooner you get treatment for this, the better the outcome could be.
Some people know a third party caused their broken nose. However, even if you are unsure who was to blame for your broken nose, you should think about seeking advice from a legal professional who works with personal injury cases. This is because you may be entitled to receive compensation that is in line with the nature of your injury.
How much could you receive?
Every case is different, since broken noses vary in their severity. The more information you can pass along to an advisor at Accident Advice Helpline, the easier it is to determine whether you could make a no-win, no-fee claim, and how much that claim could be worth.
If your broken nose left a bump, there is a potential to receive more than you may do for a simple break. Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (from a mobile) now to reach someone at Accident Advice Helpline who can help you get some answers following your injury.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen