Broken noses are, despite appearances, a relatively minor injury. Most broken noses heal at home within two to three weeks, but if you are suffering from a broken nose and infection it can be a whole different matter. Infection can occur if you have an open wound on your nose that is not treated, or it could be caused by improper care of dressings after surgery. It could even be caused by a septal haematoma, where blood pools in the broken nose and needs to be cleaned out by a medical professional.
A broken nose and infection may mean taking some time off work to recover and you may need to wear dressings or bandages until the infection has healed. You may need to pay for the cost of prescription medication such as painkillers too.
Compensation for a broken nose and infection
The good news is that you should be able to claim these costs back as part of your personal injury claim. If somebody else caused your broken nose, whether you were injured after a slip or trip at work or objects fell from height and hit you in a shop – for example boxes of shoes falling off a shelf – you are entitled to make a claim for compensation within three years of your accident.
If you have suffered an infection that has required surgery, medical treatment or more time off work to recover, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your financial losses, including loss of earnings. Make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident though as this is the time limit in place to make a claim.
Are you ready to make a claim?
You don’t need to be ready to make a claim to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our team of advisors offers expert advice in confidence, and because there is no obligation to proceed with a claim, you don’t need to worry about anything when you give us a call. You can contact us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about the claims process, or if you would like to see how much compensation you could be entitled to claim, then you can take the 30-second test on our website right now for an idea. Bear in mind that as we process all claims on an individual basis, the amount of your personal injury settlement can vary.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen