In the case of a serious nasal fracture, you may need to have an external broken nose splint applied. If you’ve fractured your septum and your nose, this can lead to a cosmetic deformity where your nose is extremely crooked and misshapen. Surgical correction can be carried out under anaesthesia and a broken nose splint will be applied to stabilise the fracture after surgery. This will normally need to be worn for seven to 10 days, and in some cases you may also need stitches or adhesive strips applied to close broken skin if you have suffered a wound to your nose.
The good news is that most people heal from a broken nose within two to three weeks, even if you have a splint applied. You may need to make frequent trips to hospital to have your splint checked and removed or dressings changed, which can mean taking time off work.
Did you take time off work to have a broken nose splint fitted?
It may be that you have taken time off work for surgery or to have a splint fitted or removed. This can impact your salary, and if you’ve suffered loss of earnings then you may be able to claim this back as part of your personal injury claim. If somebody else caused your accident – whether you were injured in an accident at work, in a public place or on the roads – you could make a claim provided it has been three years or less since your accident.
The amount of compensation you’ll receive will take into account your injuries – you may have suffered other injuries as well as a broken nose – and how they have affected your day-to-day life, as well as the cost of any treatment you need and any financial impact your accident has had on your life. So if you’ve taken a couple of weeks off work, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your lost wages.
Call Accident Advice Helpline after your accident
Whether you’ve required broken nose surgery or your broken nose has healed without medical intervention, you could be entitled to claim compensation. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out if you could make a claim after your accident, or just to get some advice from our team of friendly, expert advisors. We are recommended for our excellent customer service, and our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so anybody can afford to claim compensation with us.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen