Broken Nose Compensation Calculator
If you have broken your nose in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our solicitors may be able to help you. Have a look at our broken nose compensation calculator then call us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch with us online today.
Find out how much compensation you may be able to claim with our broken nose compensation calculator below.
WHAT TYPE OF BROKEN NOSE INJURY CAN I CLAIM FOR?
A broken nose can occur in a variety of different ways. If you, or a family member, are involved in a road traffic accident, receive a blow to the face whilst participating in sporting activities, are the victim of assault or another violent crime, or experience a slip, trip or fall which results in a facial injury, you could find yourself with a nasal injury.
If you suffer a broken nose in an accident or incident in which someone else was “at fault”, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Nasal fractures can be extremely painful, causing swelling and sometimes bleeding. A doctor will be able to confirm in each individual case that the nose is broken and the severity of the fracture, or multiple fractures, will be determined, along with the best course of action to repair the damage and an estimated timescale for recovery.
HOW MUCH AM I LIKELY TO RECEIVE FOR MY NOSE FRACTURE?
The amount of compensation you may be entitled to for your broken nose claim will depend on the severity of the injury itself and whether there are any long-term detrimental effects on your health or quality of life. For example, if your injury affected your sense of smell or resulted in permanent facial disfigurement. This will be determined by the result of medical reports prepared by a medical expert.
If your broken nose injury results in the need for surgery or multiple surgeries, or if you suffer from a permanent reduction or total loss in your sense of smell following the incident, this will help determine an approximate compensation award that you could claim.
The table below provides an estimated guide to the amount of compensation that you may receive for your broken nose alone. However, you should speak to a solicitor for a more precise indication of how much you could be entitled to.
In addition to claiming for the nose injury itself, you may also be able to claim for any financial loss. For example, you could recover loss of earnings if you have taken time off work to recover from your injuries. Your solicitor will calculate this part of your claim separately.
FACIAL INJURY COMPENSATION AMOUNTS:
|Severely broken nose||£8,480 – £18,440|
|Moderately broken nose||£3,150– £4,070|
|Minor broken nose||£2,010 – £2,510|
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT?
- Take photos of what has happened-injuries and the scene of the accident.
- Get the details of any witnesses to the accident.
- Evidence of a loss of earnings if your injury has resulted in you needing time off work. Documents related to other financial expenditures connected to your injuries may also be required. This could include travel receipts to and from medical appointments.
- Seek medical attention
HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?
At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.
A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the discussion you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.
A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.
AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION IN BROKEN NOSE CLAIMS
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two distinct factors – general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.
Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.
Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.
BROKEN NOSE? START YOUR CLAIM TODAY
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.
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