A broken nose is not a pleasant injury to have. Not only does it hurt, it looks awful too, at least during the first week or two. The swelling and bruising that always happens after such an injury is very painful and you’re likely to feel self-conscious as well. Not only that, you may also suffer a broken nose and sinus problems if you are unlucky.
Problems with your sinuses are often referred to as sinusitis. It is possible to suffer this from other conditions, but anyone who has broken their nose might end up with this condition.
Dealing with a broken nose and sinus problems
If you have developed these issues following a broken nose, you should see your GP to ask for advice. You may be able to have surgery to rectify the issue, particularly if it is a bad one. If you have only just broken your nose, or you suspect you have this injury following an accident, you should see a medical expert to check there are no complications that may lead to problems with your sinuses later.
The sooner you get treatment, the less likely it is you might end up with problems like this. While most broken nose injuries heal on their own, those that involve problems such as damage to the septum or the nose being put out of shape can be dealt with quickly to make sure no lasting damage is done. This is very important and something you should bear in mind if you’ve just been injured and you think your nose has been broken as well.
Can we help you claim anything in compensation?
A broken nose and sinus problems can be difficult to deal with, and may require further treatment to make sure your recovery from the broken nose is as good as it can possibly be. Some people rarely think of claiming anything in compensation until much later, when all the problems have been resolved.
Fortunately, you have three years from the date of your injury to make a claim, so if you are still within this time limit, you can call our team now on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Accident Advice Helpline is always ready to assess any potential claim, and if you have long-term problems stemming from your broken nose, we’d encourage you to call us now.
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Author: Rob Steen