We’ve all taken a tumble at some point in our lives, haven’t we? Children seem to make a good habit of it, but they also bounce back pretty easily. Yet when it comes to adults, we can fall heavily and awkwardly. It is in a situation like this that you could sustain an elbow injury after a fall on an outstretched hand.
If you think about it, it doesn’t matter what kind of fall you have. Your instincts will always be the same. The basic human instinct is to put your hand out to break your fall where you can. This can limit the damage you suffer and prevent you from hitting your face. However, you might end up hurting your hands, arms and yes, even your elbows, as a result of that. An elbow injury could result from a broken bone in that area of the arm.
Examples of how this could potentially happen
Most elbow injuries are caused because of the impact felt when someone falls on their hand in this instance. You could easily fall with enough force to make the break happen. You might even hear it happen, and be aware of sudden and severe pain when it does.
You could fall over by tripping over an unseen obstacle. It might even happen because you don’t notice a difference in the level floor you are walking on – for example, if a sudden and slight step is there but the similarity in surface makes it almost impossible to see.
Have you had an elbow injury after a fall on an outstretched hand?
If so, you’ll realise it can take weeks to heal and give you some pain and discomfort in the meantime. So why not think about whether you can claim right now?
Accident Advice Helpline has fielded calls from individuals who have suffered an elbow injury after a fall on an outstretched hand. This can be very painful and it can affect the use of the entire arm, at least while healing takes place. If this has happened in your case, call our team now. You can do this from a landline on 0800 689 0500, but we have another number for mobile callers too, on 0333 500 0993. Whichever number you call, you’re guaranteed to be able to speak to someone who can help.