Have you suffered a fall recently that led to a broken nose? Were you hit in the face by something, perhaps during a road accident or similar collision that caused facial injuries? If so, and if you broke your nose in the process, you may already know about the typical broken nose procedure that is followed in these instances.
Firstly, you may suspect you have broken your nose. You might have heard a crack or feel crackling or a similar sensation when you move or touch your nose. Swelling and bruising will almost certainly occur, although it may take a few days for the bruising to fully appear over your nose and under your eyes.
Which broken nose procedure is followed at hospital?
If you do go to hospital to find out if your nose is broken, you will likely get an x-ray to identify any fracture to the nose. Most of the time, the break will not cause any serious problems and you will simply be advised to rest and take painkillers, as well as using ice packs to help with the pain and swelling.
A visit to casualty will also allow a doctor to check for damage to the septum, which is the softer part of the nose separating the nostrils. Any changes to your appearance, such as a nose which is now bent to one side, can be noted too, because this may require surgery to put right. This must be done quickly to make the process as easy as possible.
What about finding out about compensation payments?
Some people who go through a broken nose procedure at hospital eventually realise someone else might have been negligent, and that this was the reason why they had their injury to begin with. Whether you suspect this or not, it costs nothing to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see if you could claim. You can use our free online test to spend just 30 seconds getting some crucial answers.
The free phone call can be made to us on 0800 689 0500. Even if you have a mobile, you can still ring on 0333 500 0993 if you’d rather get some quick answers. Suffering a broken nose is no fun, but you could have a chance to claim if you can prove negligence was the reason why it happened.
Date Published: March 2, 2017
Author: Rob Steen