If you have broken your nose as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Following an accident, a broken nose is the most common facial injury. This is because these bones stick out and do not have a lot of support in comparison to other facial bones. This injury can vary in severity – in severe cases you may experience extreme pain and disfigurement of your nose.
You may suffer a broken nose as a result of a number of different accidents, including a road traffic accident, a slip or fall, or an accident in the workplace.
What are the symptoms of a broken nose?
The symptoms of a broken nose can vary from person to person, but may include:
- A crunching or crackling sound when you touch your nose
- Difficulty breathing through your nose
- Black eyes
How is a broken nose treated?
A broken nose normally heals on its own within 3 weeks. However, in some cases you may need surgery to re-set your nose if it has changed shape or you have difficulty breathing through one or both of your nostrils.
To diagnose your broken nose you will not need an x-ray as the nose bones are difficult to see. Instead, a medical practitioner will examine your nose.
The more severe your injury, the more treatment you will require.
How much compensation for a broken nose?
The compensation you could receive depends on the severity and circumstances of your injury. For example:
- A simple fracture may receive up to £1,600.
- A fracture which requires manipulation may be worth up to £2,000.
- A fracture that requires surgery and effects your sense of smell could receive up to £15,000.
- A fracture that causes a total loss of sense of smell could receive up to £21,000.
The estimates above only include the amount you could receive in ‘general damages’ i.e. the compensation you could receive for your pain, suffering, and loss of amenity. On top of these figures, you may also be able to claim what is known as ‘special damages.’ This is compensation which covers any earnings you may have lost, travel expenses, and money you could lose in the future. Find out more about the different types of compensation you can claim here. For a better idea of how much your claim could be worth please use our claim calculator or call us today on 0800 025 0000.
Why make a claim for compensation?
A claim can compensate you for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of your injury. It can also help you to access better treatment and rehabilitation. We work on a No Win No Fee basis, so we always claim compensation at no risk to yourself.
How can we help?
To find out if you have a claim please call us today on 0800 025 0000 or speak to us via our Livechat below.