Have you ever suffered from a broken nose? Pain and swelling are par for the course in this instance, but there are other issues that might crop up as well. Broken nose problems come in various kinds, so being aware of them if you have recently had this injury is a good idea.
One of the more obvious issues that can occur is a nosebleed. This won’t always happen, but you can experience it with a serious blow to the nose. If this happens, get a clean cloth and lean your head forwards and not back, to stop any blood going down your throat. You can then apply pressure to your nose to get the bleeding to stop. Seek advice if you can’t make the flow stop.
Other familiar broken nose problems people have
Swelling and discomfort are common and will be almost certain to occur. You can use ice packs in the first few days following your injury to help bring out the swelling so the bruising will start to appear. When this happens, you are likely to feel a lessening of the swelling and discomfort. Get advice about taking painkillers as well, and be sure to stick to the recommended dosage.
When the injury occurs, take the time to examine your nose without moving it too much. You should see whether it looks the same as it did before. It may do, even if it is broken. However, you might notice some change in the way you look. If this is the case, make sure you get medical advice, as your nose may have to be reset. Another issue may occur if your septum is damaged – the section of your nose in-between your nostrils. This also requires medical treatment to fix, which is often confined to a surgical procedure.
How much could you claim if you have broken nose problems?
Compensation is calculated as per general guidelines for this injury. The amount any one person might receive will depend on the nature of their injury, how severe it was and how much additional treatment was required.
To learn what you could potentially receive for your broken nose problems, call 0800 689 0500 and speak to an advisor working for Accident Advice Helpline. You can also call from your mobile phone on 0333 500 0993 to benefit from our no-obligation legal advice today.