Status effects and when they apply

May be me and my mate being thick but something came up last night and we weren’t sure how it works.

Dogmeat bit someone, ablative token and power armour stoped the damage but he rolled a crippled arm result.

Now in other games you’d have to suffer a wound in order to suffer an effect but we couldn’t see anything in the rules that indicated that’s how it works in fallout so we applied the effect, did we do this right?

As long as you hit then you get to apply the effects. Some will specify that you can only use them if damage is dealt, but those are clearly marked as such (ex Bottlecap Mine)

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So we did it right, thanks.