Have you ever broken your nose? It’s a nasty injury that usually occurs following a serious blow to the face. While most broken noses will heal on their own in time, it is important to get it checked if you suspect you have broken yours in an accident. That’s because it can set in an odd position if it is left to set by itself. Broken nose recovery can take a few weeks to complete.
If your broken nose happened in an accident you weren’t responsible for, it is wise to see your GP. This is for two reasons. Firstly, they can confirm the diagnosis of a break. They might recommend you have an x-ray to confirm the break and whether it will heal safely on its own. Secondly, they can make a record of your visit and the injury you have, and how you said it occurred.
What should you do to ensure a good broken nose recovery?
Firstly, consider whether your nose still looks straight. If it does, the break is not likely to be serious. Sometimes, someone must have their nose straightened to ensure it does not heal in a crooked way. Make sure you take painkillers and use an ice pack on your nose every few hours over the first day or two following the injury.
You may also feel better sleeping in a propped-up position for a few days. The swelling might be painful and it could take a week or so to disappear. You will have severe bruising too, around the bridge of the nose and your eyes, and this will take longer to disappear.
How can you be recompensed for your costs associated with broken nose recovery?
If you broke your nose in an accident you know someone else caused, you should seek legal advice without delay. You may have lost income if you had to have time off work because of the injury. You might also have incurred costs getting to and from the hospital and other medical appointments. If you can make a no-win, no-fee claim for compensation, a successful outcome would likely consider your broken nose recovery costs in many ways.
To find out if you could claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today or try our quick test, available now on our website. Call 0800 689 0500 if you prefer, or ring 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to speak with someone about your case.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen