If you suffer a broken nose, hospital treatment is sometimes required to determine how bad the break is. Some broken noses are not serious and can heal on their own, since it is obviously not something you can put in plaster. If you don’t have a nosebleed that won’t stop, or clear fluid leaking from your nose, or any damage to your septum, or indeed a nose that is out of shape, you may be able to treat it at home.
However, if someone else caused you to have an accident that broke your nose, a visit to the hospital is important for more than one reason. Firstly, your nose can be x-rayed to confirm the break. They can also check to confirm there is no serious damage and to recommend things you can do to bring down the swelling and bruising that will no doubt occur. But your visit will also mean there is a record of what happened to you – and this can be useful later.
Suffering a broken nose – hospital records and their importance
Are you thinking about the chance of making a claim to get some compensation for what happened to you? Regardless of how your broken nose occurred, if it looks as if someone else was negligent, you have a chance to claim compensation.
Therefore, going to hospital with a broken nose is a good idea, because your visit will be noted and recorded. When you complete a claim form, you will need to put on there any dates on which you sought medical treatment, and where you went. Your information will then be checked and confirmed, and having this evidence can help strengthen your claim.
Did you go to hospital with a broken nose?
When you have a broken nose, hospital treatment can help you get on the road to recovery while knowing everything possible has been done to treat your injury. The same applies when you seek legal advice concerning your position. An advisor can tell you whether you do have a good case that might lead to compensation.
To speak to one of our advisors at Accident Advice Helpline, all you need to do is to call 0800 689 0500 now, or to call 0333 500 0993 via your mobile. Whatever you do, you are closer to getting some answers than you may think, and we are here to make sure you get them.
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Nose injury claims