A broken nose may occur to anyone who incurs a heavy blow to their face. This can happen in a fall if you are unfortunate enough to strike your nose on something as you land, or if something hits you in the face. It’s no surprise to find you will get broken nose swelling as a direct consequence of your injury.
It isn’t always necessary to seek medical advice following this injury, because it can be treated at home. However, if your nose is crooked, or you have a nosebleed that doesn’t stop, or you have damage to the septum in between the nostrils, you should seek medical advice. From a legal viewpoint, a visit to your GP or local hospital can also be useful as it provides firm evidence of the injury and how it happened. This can help support any compensation claim you decide to make later.
Are there ways to reduce broken nose swelling?
The best way to help reduce the swelling is to apply an ice pack. Do this regularly for the first couple of days as it will alleviate any pain you feel, as well as reducing the swelling the injury has caused. You might notice swelling and tenderness over your nose where you had the impact, as well as puffiness under the eyes as the bruising starts to develop.
If you think a third party did cause your accident, be sure to take photographs of your injuries. This can be done initially as well as during the next few days, to show how your injuries developed and the extent of the bruising and swelling you suffered. The photos can then support your claim, too.
How can I find out if I can make a worthwhile claim?
Finding out more about claiming compensation for a broken nose could be far easier than you’d imagine. You can easily contact our team at Accident Advice Helpline, and when you do you’ll know very soon whether a claim could be advised for you.
Calling 0800 689 0500 makes a lot of sense, but there are other ways to learn more as well. Mobile users can call 0333 500 0993, and we even have a test on our website that requires answers to a few yes-no questions to see if a claim is possible. With our help, you’ll know whether you can claim for broken nose swelling.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen