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Nose Fracture Claims: How much compensation for nasal fractures in UK accidents by specialist solicitor
Nose fracture claims: discover the parts that make up your nose, the symptoms you will experience if you have a broken nose, what nose fracture claims for compensation are - with examples of compensation amounts for simple fractures, displaced fractures, serious nose injuries leading to deformity and a reduced / lost sense of smell.
What are the parts of your nose which can be injured in nose fracture claims?
Your 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).
Nose fracture claims
The bridge of your nose is situated at the top of your nose where the two nasal bones and the nasal septum meet.
How do you know if you have a broken nose?
The symptoms of a broken nose can be extremely painful and can include bleeding and swelling.
A doctor will determine if you have a fractured nose by feeling the bridge of your nose. If a displaced fracture is observed your doctor can sometimes manipulate the nasal bones back into their correct position by using his hands.
What are nose fracture claims?
If your suffer a broken nose as a result of an accident which someone else is considered to be "legally at fault" or "legally responsible" for - you should be entitled to claim compensation. Such claims are known as "nose fracture claims" or "compensation claims for personal injury".
Your nose could have been fractured in a car accident, work accident, as a result of clinical / dental negligence or have been injured by a criminal act of violence.
Examples of compensation amounts for nose fracture claims
The amount of compensation you can claim for pain and suffering will depend on the nature of your symptoms, the extent of your injuries and the duration of your symptoms.
Your injuries must be set out in an independent medical report which your solicitor will obtain on your behalf from a specialist Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) consultant.
Examples of how much compensation you can expect for nose fracture claims settlements in 2010, include:
1. Simple fractures
A simple fracture of the nasal bones, which did not require manipulation to heal and with no symptoms of pain would attract a compensation settlement of: £1,000 - £1,600
2. Displaced fracture
If your broken nose was displaced (bones not in line) and manipulation at hospital or by your GP was necessary (using the hands to reposition the bones into their correct position) would lead to nose fracture claims settlements of between: £1,600 - £2,000
3. Fractures requiring surgery
If you suffered a serious broken nose which required surgery to correct or multiple fractures of the nose with a permanent reduction in your sense of smell or facial deformity you could expect compensation amounts of: £2,500 - £15,000
4. Total loss of sense of smell
If your fracture leads to a total loss of your sense of smell - your compensation settlement is likely to be between: £16,000 - £21,000
Summary of nose fracture claims amounts
On this page you have seen the parts of your nose that can be injured in an accident with examples of how much compensation you could expect for nose fracture claims settlements for various different degrees of injury.
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