nose fracture claims

Nose Fracture Claims Compensation Calculator: Broken Nasal Bones Payout Amounts

Our article describes the different parts of your nose that can be injured in an accident; the symptoms you will experience if suffer a broken nose; what nose fracture claims are.

We set out the compensation amounts you can recover for simple fractures, displaced fractures, serious nose injuries leading to deformity and a reduction or lost sense of smell and taste.

Table Of Fractured Nose Claim Payouts In 2023

Use our quick reference table to see how much you can claim for the pain and suffering caused by a fractured nose.

Read on – to see more details as to how your solicitor calculates these compensation settlements.

Fractured NoseClaim Payout
Simple Fracture£1,700 – £2,500
Displaced Fracture
(requiring manipulation)
£2,500 – £3,200
Displaced Fracture
(requiring surgery)
£4,000 – £5,000
Multiple Fractures
(requiring surgery)
£10,500 – £23,000
Sense Of Smell LossSee sense of smell payouts

What is a nose fracture claim?

If your suffer a broken nose as a result of an accident for which someone else is considered to be “legally at fault” or “legally responsible” – 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.

Watch out – should you suffer a fractured nose in a criminal assault and make a claim via the Criminal Injury Compensation Authority, the amount of compensation you can claim will differ than that set out in this article.

What are the parts of your nose which can be injured?

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 breathe through your nose).

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 (typically this is done after local anaesthetic has been applied).

broken nose road accident claim
Broken Nose Road Accident Claim

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, usually from a specialist Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) consultant.

Examples of how much compensation you can expect for nose fracture claims settlements in 2023, include:

Simple fractures average claim payouts

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 between £1,700 – £2,500.

Displaced fracture requiring manipulation

If your broken nose was displaced (bones not in line) and manipulation at hospital or by your GP was necessary (using the hands to manipulate the bones into their correct position) would lead to nose fracture claims settlement between £2,500 – £3,200.

Displaced fracture with complete recovery after surgery

A displaced nasal bone fracture with a complete recovery and no ongoing symptoms following surgery – would lead to a likely claim payout of between £4,000 – £5,000.

Multiple fractures requiring surgery and ongoing problems

Should you experience multiple fractures of the nose requiring surgery with a permanent damage to the airways, difficulty in breathing, deformity to the face, nerves or tear ducts – you could expect a compensation payout amount to be calculated between £10,500 – £23,000.

Loss of sense of smell and taste compensation settlements

Damage to your nose can lead to a loss of your sense of smell and taste.

For more details of payouts for for different degrees of damage to your sense of smell and taste – see our article taste smell compensation payouts.

Summary Of Nose Fracture Compensation Claims

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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