Broken nose after-effects can happen following this injury, although they do not occur in all cases. Minor breaks might be treated safely at home, but you should make sure you do not have bleeding that won’t stop, or any change in the way your nose looks. Damage to the inside of the nose, particularly to the septum that separates the two nostrils, should also be looked at as quickly as possible.
After-effects can vary from ongoing discomfort to problems breathing, if you find you cannot now breathe out of one of your nostrils. In other examples, there are cases where people find their nose doesn’t look the same as it did before. With any such case like this, it is vital to seek medical help quickly, and certainly within a week or two of getting the injury.
How can you minimise broken nose after-effects?
The best way to minimise any issues you might experience is to be checked over by a doctor soon after the accident that caused your broken nose. An x-ray will usually be done to check the nose has been broken, and to check how it has broken. This might be apparent from looking at the nose, but it may be done anyway.
You can also get appropriate treatment for any symptoms you will be experiencing at this stage. This alone can help minimise the after-affects that might otherwise show up. It will also create a record of the injuries you have and these can be read later if a compensation claim goes ahead.
How can you find out about claiming compensation?
This can be a daunting experience and one that could even put you off trying to claim anything to begin with. But don’t let that deter you – most people felt just as you do now when they first considered the prospect of compensation.
If you want to know more about claiming for broken nose after-effects following this injury – particularly if someone else was responsible – you need only call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 via your mobile today to find out more without any obligation to continue. Accident Advice Helpline has assisted thousands of people in similar situations, so why not call now and see if we can help you as well? You never know unless you ring our team of experts here now.
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Author: Rob Steen