Have you broken your nose in an accident at work, a car accident or a slip, trip or fall? However your accident happened, you need to protect your broken nose until it has time to heal. It can be a pain taking time off work or avoiding sports and other activities for the two to three weeks your nose will take to heal. That’s why many people wear a broken nose guard, which protects your nose whilst you go about your usual day-to-day activities.
This is usually a clear or coloured plastic shield which fits over your broken nose, with an elastic harness to hold the guard in place and foam padding for comfort. You can buy a broken nose guard online or find it in sports shops – some physiotherapists may also sell these.
Do I need to wear a broken nose guard?
You only need to wear a broken nose guard if you’re working in a job where you may be at risk of being hit in the face, or if you are taking part in sports where your nose could be injured – for example rugby or basketball. If somebody else was responsible for the accident which caused your broken nose then you may be able to claim the cost of a broken nose guard back as part of your personal injury claim, provided it has been three years or less since your accident happened. Broken noses normally heal within a few weeks with the use of ice at home to reduce swelling, but wearing a guard can help to protect your nose whilst you continue living your life to the full after your accident.
Will my claim for broken nose compensation be successful?
If you decide to claim personal injury compensation after breaking your nose, there are no guarantees that your claim will be successful. However Accident Advice Helpline has more than 16 years’ experience specialising in personal injury claims, and we work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. This means our lawyers will only take on your claim if we feel there is a great chance of success.
To find out if you could make a claim after breaking your nose in an accident, just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). Our advisors can answer any questions you have and offer confidential, no-obligation advice that will help you decide whether or not to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: February 12, 2017
Author: Rob Steen