If you’ve broken your nose, you may not always need to seek medical advice. Most broken noses are the result of a blow to the face – for example if your head hits the steering wheel in a car accident, or if tools fall off scaffolding and hit you in the face, you could suffer a broken nose. If the skin is not broken and your nose looks straight, you may not need to have your broken nose seen by a doctor. However, if you think that somebody else was responsible for your accident, it is a good idea to see a doctor as they will be able to write a medical report for you, should you later decide to make a claim for personal injury compensation. You can use ice on your nose at home to reduce swelling and pain, take over-the-counter painkillers and prop your head up with some extra pillows in bed, which will also reduce swelling.
Do I need to have my broken nose seen by a doctor?
You may not always need to have your broken nose seen by a doctor, but if your nose is crooked, it may need to be realigned. This can be carried out either under general or local anaesthetic at A&E and is a fairly simple procedure. If the skin on your nose is broken, you may need to have stitches or adhesive strips applied too. It might not be possible to realign your nose straight away as the swelling needs to subside a little, but the hospital should normally recommend you have the procedure within 14 days of your accident.
Once you are on the road to recovery you may wish to think about making a claim for personal injury compensation, and that’s where Accident Advice Helpline can help. Our expert personal injury lawyers have over 16 years’ experience helping members of the public claim compensation, and we work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so you can afford to claim even if you are worried about your earnings after your accident.
Do I need to go to court to claim compensation?
If you have broken your nose and you want to make a claim for personal injury compensation then the good news is that it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court. Most personal injury claims can be settled over the phone, so just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about getting the ball rolling on your claim.
Date Published: February 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen