If you have broken your nose in an accident then you may or may not need broken nose aftercare. If you do require aftercare then you might need to go to A&E or see your GP if it’s not an emergency. Aftercare could include things like surgery for a crooked nose, applying adhesive strips or stitches to open wounds on your nose or even packing your nose with cotton and dressings if it won’t stop bleeding. If you’ve suffered a septal haematoma then you will need urgent broken nose aftercare, as this needs to be treated immediately to prevent infection.
The amount of time you will take to recover from a broken nose depends on some extent to the aftercare you receive. Most people will recover at home within a few weeks without the need for treatment, but if you have undergone surgery or other treatment, this could extend the recovery period by a few days or weeks, even months, in some cases.
Do you need broken nose aftercare if you break your nose?
As we mentioned above, broken nose aftercare isn’t always essential, however it is still a good idea to have your nose checked out by a medical professional if something doesn’t feel right. Seeking medical advice also means that you’ll be eligible to claim personal injury compensation, if somebody else caused your accident. A broken nose is generally caused by a blow to the face, and this could be caused by objects falling from height – for example tools falling off scaffolding and hitting you in the face.
Or you could be injured by things falling from a shelf and hitting you, broken machinery parts causing facial injuries or even hitting your face after a slip or trip. Whatever has happened, it isn’t always obvious who is to blame for an accident. But Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience, and we are here to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to, whoever was responsible for your accident.
How much compensation will you get for a broken nose?
There’s no one set amount of compensation for a broken nose injury, as we process all claims individually. We take into account a number of different factors, but you can get an idea of how much compensation you could claim by taking the 30-second test on our website. Then just give us a call on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and find out whether you are entitled to claim compensation after your accident. You’ll also be able to ask any questions you have about the claims process, as our expert advisors will be on hand offering no-obligation advice.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen