About nose injuries

Injuries to the nose are particularly painful and often leave physical scars. The most common injury is a break, which can often require surgery to repair and has the potential to cause long-term problems with breathing. Other injuries involve damage to the skin and cartilage.

Nasal injuries tend to cause a lot of swelling and bleeding initially. They also have a tendency to cause deformities which can be corrected during surgery but which are not always repairable. For those left with a deformed nose, the effects can be long-lasting, causing both physical and psychological pain.

Nose injuries are most likely to occur as a result of an incident involving the face. This kind of injury is typically caused by participation in sports, motor accidents, bicycle accidents, trips and falls and assault.

Average estimated claim values

The average amounts of money that you could receive for a nose injury claim are as follows:

  • Basic fracture - Up to approx. £2,000
  • Severe fracture involving operations and possibly leaving permanent damage - Approx. £8,000 to £18,000 

The most serious injuries often lead to further complications and in these cases the levels of compensation awarded are high. Claims for broken noses which lead to breathing problems or a complete loss of smell are likely to result in substantial payouts.

How do I make a claim?

If you have hurt your nose in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim. Contact YouClaim's solicitors on 0800 10 757 95 to learn more about claiming compensation and our compensation calculator. Alternatively, you can fill in an online enquiry form and we will get back in touch with you.