A broken nose can be enormously painful. Any blow to the nose can cause this break, and they do not always require you to seek medical attention. However, as you will see, it might be worth seeing your GP at the very least if you think you do have a broken nose. They will tell you how to treat a broken nose, but they will also record the injury in their notes. This might help later on if it turns out someone else caused it through negligence.
When you break your nose, you could experience a nosebleed. You might also have severe swelling and some pain – both understandable in the circumstances. Additionally, you could end up with two black eyes, as the blood inside your face affects other nearby areas.
Situations in which a broken nose could potentially occur
Normally a blow will cause the nose to break in this way. However, this could happen in a variety of ways. For example, you could fall and hit your face on something as you go down. You might be involved in an accident that causes you to trip and fall, or something could fall onto you. A potential example might be a shelf in a shop that has been overloaded and collapses as you are standing looking at the stock on it. You’d be unlucky to be hit by the shelf, but it could potentially happen.
The crucial thing here is to think about what made the accident happen. Was it because someone else had been negligent in some way or form? Risk assessments should be used in a wide variety of situations, and when this is the case, it could prevent accidents happening.
Have you suffered from this injury in the past three years?
If so, was it caused in an accident, whether this happened at work or in some other public place, such as a gym or maybe a shop of some kind? You may already know how to treat a broken nose because you have experienced just that type of injury, but you may not yet be aware of whether you could claim compensation for it.
This could be a possibility if you have evidence of negligence on the part of another person, organisation or employer. To find out whether this might potentially be true, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead