There is no doubt a broken nose is a painful injury, and one that typically involves a lot of bruising. You can normally spot someone who has a broken nose because they will have bruising on their nose and under their eyes too. In many cases, the nose will heal naturally on its own, providing there has been no significant damage that requires medical intervention. However, some people may need to wear a broken nose protector at work and at other times to protect the nose while it heals.
Obviously, this can be difficult to do and you may well feel self-conscious about the injury, no matter how it occurred. In some instances, people may not be able to work for a time if their job is very physical or they work in a customer-facing role and would look very injured for a while.
How does a broken nose protector work?
This is a stiff protector that means you will be safer and more protected against further injury if something should strike your nose again. However, you are usually told not to indulge in any strenuous physical activities while your nose heals. Always take the advice of your GP or the doctor you saw at the hospital following your injury.
If you require a broken nose protector, you will be told how and when to use it and how it can help you recover. Taking it easy is very important to begin with, because you need to know your nose will recover in the quickest time so you can get back to normal again.
Can you make a claim for your broken nose injury?
People break their noses in all kinds of ways. However, to make a compensation claim, you must prove a third party caused the break to occur in an accident. For example, it may have occurred in a car accident, or if you were knocked over as a pedestrian, or knocked off your bike. You may even have sustained the injury at work.
Whatever happened to you, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now, or try 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, to find out if there is proof a third party acted in a negligent manner. If so, your broken nose protector and injury will be considered when calculating any amount of compensation you may get.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen