If you have suffered a broken nose as a result of an accident where a third party is liable you may be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
The nose is primarily made up of two oblong nasal bones, the septum (bone and cartilage which separates your two nostrils), nerves (which give you your sense of smell) and the nasal airway which runs from the back of your nose to your lungs (allowing you to breath through your nose).
A broken nose could occur in a variety of accidents that weren’t your fault. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
There are two main types of injury that can occur to your nose; breaking it and fracturing it. The symptoms of a broken nose can be very painful, with swelling, disfigurement and bleeding common. If you think you may have broken your nose you need to see a doctor as they’ll be able to determine the extent of your injuries. This is done by examining the bridge of your nose.
Once you have seen a medical expert, you should make sure that you get in touch with a personal injury solicitors firm who have experience in this area.
The level of compensation you may potentially receive, for pain and suffering, will depend on the extent of your injuries as well as the nature and duration of your symptoms.
This will be determined by an independent medical report which will be obtained by your legal representative on your behalf from a specialist Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) consultant.
The following is a guide to the different levels of compensation:
If you’ve suffered a nose injury you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors will help assist your claim and get you the compensation you’re entitled to. For an assessment of your eligibility, call the team of specialists at First Personal Injury on 0800 808 9740 or arrange a call back via our online enquiry form.
We’ll talk through the details of your claim over the phone, and then advise further!
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