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A shoulder injury after a fall on an outstretched arm


Chances are you never really think too much about your shoulders. But if you happen to suffer an injury to one of them, you’ll know all about it. It may become difficult and painful to move your arm, not to mention trying to get dressed in the morning. A fall could potentially result in a variety of injuries if you’re unlucky, and it’s certainly not out of the question to have a shoulder injury after a fall on an outstretched arm.

This can happen very easily if you fall awkwardly and don’t quite manage to break your fall. The instinctive thing to do is to put your hands out, and while your hands might be prone to injury in such situations, your shoulders and arms might also feel the strain.


The severity of the impact

When you think about what happens when you fall, you can probably see how easy it would be to suffer a shoulder injury. The force of the impact would go through your hands and up your arms, and your entire weight would be involved too.

This means you could twist your shoulder or even hit it on the ground, depending on what happens. Soft tissues including muscle, ligaments and tendons could all be affected, even if you don’t actually break anything.


Could we help you if you have a shoulder injury after a fall on an outstretched arm?

Why not find out if we could? It’s simple to call 0800 689 5659 to speak to an advisor, and you can also take the quick 30-second test™ if you want. It’s ready and waiting for you and it could provide pertinent information that would be of use. Many others have got in touch before you, and some have gone on to make no win no fee claims with the assistance of our team of solicitors.

We aim to be accessible to everyone, so if you have or have had a shoulder injury after a fall on an outstretched arm, and it happened in the last three years, you know who to call. We are here to provide everyone who needs it the support they require, so feel free to get in touch.