Being hit in the face, falling over, being injured in a road traffic accident – what do all these things have in common? Well, you could suffer signs of a broken nose after any one of these types of accidents, and it’s important to take care of yourself at home if you want your nose to heal quickly. A broken nose can often be accompanied by other facial or head injuries, and if you experience any more severe symptoms then you should get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible, to ensure you get the treatment you require.
If somebody else caused your accident – for example if another driver hit your car and you broke your nose in the accident – you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident.
Have you experienced signs of a broken nose?
As we mentioned earlier, signs of a broken nose can sometimes be accompanied by more serious symptoms such as blurred vision, severe headaches or clear fluid leaking from the nose. These can be indicative of a head injury, and you should seek medical advice urgently if you experience any of these symptoms. Here are some of the most common broken nose signs:
- Bleeding from the nose
- Bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes
- Crooked nose
- Painful nose, especially to the touch
- Mucus discharge
- Difficulty breathing
The good news? Most broken noses can be managed at home and swelling should start to subside within a week, bruising within a fortnight. This means that you probably won’t need to take more than a few days off work to recover, and you can use over-the-counter painkillers and ice packs to ease the pain of a broken nose.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
We have handled hundreds of claims for broken nose compensation since we were established in 2000, and you could be next in line to make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim. It couldn’t be easier to get in touch with us and see if you’re eligible to claim. Just call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from mobiles) and our expert advisors will help you out with no-obligation advice. If you decide to proceed with a claim, there are no upfront fees to worry about, so claiming is affordable to everyone. Just make sure you contact us as soon as possible after your accident as there is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen