Did you have to have surgery after breaking your nose? Many people assume that after fixing a broken nose, it won’t be possible to make a personal injury claim, and that’s simply not true. Although most broken noses heal within two to three weeks without the need for surgery, if your nose is particularly crooked or misshapen, or if you have suffered a serious fracture to your cartilage, you may need to have surgery which could result in wearing a splint for a week or so.
Fixing a broken nose is a relatively minor procedure, but you can expect some swelling and bruising afterwards that can take a few weeks to subside, and you may need to make repeat hospital visits after your surgery to have dressings changed or a splint removed. This can mean time off work, which can affect your earnings.
Did you take time off work for fixing a broken nose?
If you’ve taken time off work for any reason after your accident then you may be able to claim compensation for financial losses. So if you were injured in an accident at work where stock fell from shelves and broke your nose, you could claim compensation from your employer, as they could be held liable for your accident. Whether you have taken a few days or a few weeks off work, Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your claim, and we’ll take into account any impact your accident has had on your finances. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so it’s up to you at what point after your accident you contact us – but don’t wait too long and miss out on making a claim.
Will you have to go to court to get the compensation you’re entitled to?
Most personal injury claims are settled out of court and can be processed in full over the phone, so if you’ve broken your nose then it is unlikely you will have to go to court to get the compensation you deserve. If you’d like an idea of how much compensation you could receive, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today or take the 30-second test on our website right now. Our advisors are on hand offering advice and answer to any questions you have about making a claim, and should you decide you don’t want to proceed at any point, there’s no obligation.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen