Have you ever broken your nose? If your nose was particularly misshapen or crooked after your accident then chances are you had to undergo broken nose surgery, which can be painful and unpleasant. Although this type of surgery is a fairly minor procedure, you’ll still need to take a day or two off work for the surgery and to recover, and there may be additional bruising and swelling after your procedure that can take time to heal. Most surgery for broken noses should be carried out within 14 days of your accident, but it is possible to correct a misshapen nose at a later time, although the results may not be as perfect. Take some time to consider how your accident happened, as if somebody else caused it, they could be held responsible and you could claim personal injury compensation.
What does broken nose surgery involve?
If your nose is bleeding, broken nose surgery may involve padding your nose with gauze or using adhesive strips and/or stitches to close broken skin. If your nose needs to be realigned then this will normally be carried out at hospital under local or general anaesthetic, within 2 weeks of your accident. The swelling can take a week or so to go down whilst bruising around your nose, cheeks and eyes could take a couple of weeks to improve.
You won’t normally have to pay for the surgery as it will be covered by the NHS, but you will need to pay for travel to your medical appointments and there may be other costs involved, for example if you are prescribed medication or painkillers by a doctor. Luckily, these costs can be claimed back as part of special damages when you make a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisors will be able to tell you more about what you’re eligible to claim – we have over 16 years’ experience and all advice is offered in confidence, on a no-obligation basis.
Get in touch today
The sooner you get in touch with us after your accident, the sooner you can get the ball rolling on your claim for compensation. Just pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and we’ll be able to tell you whether you’re eligible to make a claim. If you decide to proceed with a claim, our lawyers provide a 100% no-win, no-fee service, so there are no legal fees to lose sleep over.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen