When you suffer a broken nose, what to do becomes your priority. Do you need treatment? It depends whether your nose is still straight or not. If not, go to casualty because it will probably need resetting. The sooner you have this done, the better. A nosebleed that doesn’t stop or clear fluid leaking from your nose should also be investigated, as should any damage to your septum.
You might also consider where you had your accident. Did you suffer your broken nose at work? If so, it is worth considering whether someone at work was at fault. Personal injury cases may potentially result from accidents that happen when a third party was negligent in not adhering to health and safety rules in the workplace.
The importance of good health and safety
Far fewer accidents happen in today’s modern workplaces than in workplaces several decades ago. Thanks to the invention of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the number of deaths and injuries has fallen sharply. Yet there are still cases every now and then where people are hurt through negligence.
If your broken nose occurred in a situation that shouldn’t have happened, you could have a chance to make a no-win, no-fee claim to get some compensation for your injuries. A broken nose can take weeks to heal, and you’ll suffer some pain and discomfort as well, especially in the first week or two. You might also lose out financially if you have to stop work while the injury heals.
Suffering a broken nose: what to do
If you did get a broken nose at work and you want to know what to do about a compensation claim, call the team at Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can after your accident. This is easier to do than you’d think, and you can do it now.
You can do this on 0800 689 0500, but if you only have a mobile, a quick call to 0333 500 0993 is easy too. With great customer service leading the way, we have been helping people like you for over 16 years to make personal injury claims with the assistance of our expert solicitors. Call today to find out if you do have a chance to claim, and if so, to find out what you could receive in compensation.
Date Published: February 13, 2017
Author: Rob Steen