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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    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 0500 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.

    If you’re not at home and you don’t have access to a landline, you can still call us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. 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.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.