A broken nose is a very painful injury to experience. Many adults find it hard to cope with this injury, so you can imagine how difficult it would be for a broken nose in a child to be experienced by that individual. It can typically cause severe bruising on the nose as well as under the eyes, and there will be some pain for the first few days following the accident.
If your child received this injury recently, you will want to know how it happened. In some cases, children injure themselves as part of growing up. We all remember throwing ourselves around with no concerns when we were kids – something we don’t do as adults! But if your child was hurt through no fault of their own, it becomes more important to find out what happened.
Did they fall because of a hazard, or were they struck in the face by something?
These are two of the most likely ways to experience a broken nose. Perhaps your child tripped over a step that was not marked as being there, or tripped and fell and struck their nose as they landed. If there was a hazard present that should have been dealt with or removed, there might be a chance to consider a claim for compensation.
Similarly, if they were hit in the face by something – perhaps in a car accident caused by another driver, for instance – there could be a chance to claim. Were they knocked off their bike by an inattentive driver, for example, and broke their nose as they landed awkwardly on the ground, or on their bike?
How to claim for a broken nose in a child
If you are thinking of claiming for a broken nose in a child, you should speak to someone who is experienced in making personal injury claims. Some lawyers specialise in this area, and they will know which questions to ask and what evidence to look for to make sure they have all the information they require to make a claim on behalf of your child.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to assist you on 0800 689 0500. If you prefer, you can complete our online test – a process that only takes half-a-minute to complete. And if you’d rather call straight away from your mobile, we can also be reached on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen