Breaking your nose can be really painful, causing swelling and unsightly bruising that takes time to heal. It’s actually quite a common injury, and you could break your nose after a fall, in a road traffic accident on a bike or in a car, or even in an accident at work. The average broken nose healing time is usually around two to three weeks, depending on the severity of the fracture and any other injuries you’ve sustained. If you have fractured your septum, or if your nose is particularly crooked, you may need surgery and this can increase healing time.
However, most broken noses heal nicely with the use of ice packs to reduce swelling at home. You can go back to work whenever you feel ready, although most people take a few days or weeks off after their accident to recover.
Can broken nose healing time affect your compensation claim?
If your broken nose healing time is longer than the average healing time or if you need surgery, this could mean taking additional time off work for medical appointments and to recover, which can affect your finances. You might be left wondering how you’re supposed to cope financially after your accident, but the good news is that if somebody else caused your accident, they could be held liable and ordered to pay you compensation. This could be your employer, the driver of another vehicle that hit your car or bike or even the local council, if you have tripped on a stretch of damaged pavement and hit your head.
You could be compensated for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings and it’s also possible to make a claim for compensation for other expenses, such as the cost of travelling to medical appointments. If your child has broken their nose and you need to take time off work to care for them, you could claim compensation for your own lost wages.
What can we do to help?
Accident Advice Helpline is here to make sure that you’re able to claim compensation in as simple and stress-free a way as possible. Provided it has been three years or less since your accident, you can get in touch with us to see if you have a viable claim. Just call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get advice from our expert team, or take the 30-second test on our website right now to see how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen