If you have broken your nose, it will normally heal nicely at home within a few weeks. What about if your nose is crooked and needs surgery to straighten and reshape it? Getting a broken nose fixed on the NHS is possible and you should usually be seen to within 14 days of your accident, for the best results. It is possible to reshape a broken nose later, but the results may not be as perfect and the procedure may be more complex. You may need surgery if you have an open wound on your nose that has become infected too, or if you have suffered a septal haematoma where the nose fills with blood.
Compensation for a broken nose fixed on the NHS
The good news is that having a broken nose fixed on the NHS won’t cost you anything, but the bad news is that you may need to take time off work for surgery and to recover afterwards. You’ll normally need to wear a bandage or dressing for a few days after your surgery and there will be significant swelling and bruising that can make you feel self-conscious. If you are wondering whether you’re able to seek compensation for your broken nose injury, then it all depends on how your accident happened.
If somebody else caused your accident then you can claim compensation not only for your injuries themselves, but also for any losses you have sustained as a result. So, for example, taking time off work after your accident could lead to financial losses in terms of your wages – and this will form part of your personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
Let us help you
You’ll need a reputable personal injury lawyer to make a claim, however minor or severe your broken nose injury. Accident Advice Helpline has a great track record and over 16 years’ experience helping people across the UK claim compensation for a wide range of injuries – and we have seen our fair share of claims for broken noses.
To find out more, you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and get advice from our team of expert advisors. Or take the 30-second test on our website right now and get an idea of how much you could be entitled to claim. There’s no obligation to go ahead with a claim when you get in touch with us, so what do you have to lose?
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen