A lot of people make non fault accident claims in the UK and one of these kinds of claims that a lot of people make is for a broken nose. It’s really surprising how some people get a broken nose. Below you are going to find some information about these kinds of personal injury claims.
Why there are so many broken nose non fault accident claims in the UK
There are a lot of people who break their nose every year. Usually the break is due to some kind of blunt trauma. There are a lot of situations during which this can happen, which will be discussed below. Unfortunately, because of the nose’s position, it’s a very likely place to be injured.
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine whether you have actually already had a nose broken, or if it is just the effects of the accident.
How people get broken noses to make non fault accident claims in the UK
Fights – The most common reason that someone gets a broken nose is through a fight. When someone becomes physical with another person, the nose is one of the first places that are hit in the fight.
Vehicle accident – Another common reason that someone sustains a broken nose is that they are in an automobile accident and they weren’t wearing a seat belt. Another common reason is that their airbag hits them in their face and that causes a broken nose.
A really bad slip, trip, or fall – Many people break their noses when they fall, trip, or slip. This often happens at their work or when they are walking on the sidewalk and they trip over an uneven paving slab.
Sporting events – A participant or an observant of a sporting event can receive a broken nose while at a sporting event.
A personal injury claim for a broken nose
Sometimes it can be really difficult to tell whether or not you have actually broken your nose. If the bones in the nose are damaged, there are some signs that you may notice to tell you that your nose is broken.
Swelling – This is often an unusual kind of swelling that’s not just affecting your nose but your cheeks as well.
Difficulty breathing – When you have a broken nose you often have trouble breathing through your nose.
Blood clotting and bleeding – When you have a broken nose will also have a bloody nose.
Crookedness or deformity – Many people don’t notice this right away due to swelling but a lot of people have a nose that is crooked when it’s been broken.
A solicitor is one of the best things that you can get to help you with your claim. If you have trouble finding one, call us because we can help you with finding the one that is going to suit you the best. We have helped people all over the UK and we are glad to help you with finding the right one.
Date Published: 10th January 2013
Author: David Brown