Difference between revisions of "Injury"

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:b : violation of another's [[rights]] for which the [[law]] allows an action to recover damages
 
:b : violation of another's [[rights]] for which the [[law]] allows an action to recover damages
 
*2 : hurt, damage, or loss sustained\
 
*2 : hurt, damage, or loss sustained\
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==Description==
 
==Description==
 
'''Injury''' (also bodily injury or bodily harm) is damage or harm caused to the [[structure]] or [[function]] of the [[body]] caused by an outside [[agent]] or [[force]], which may be [[physical]] or [[chemical]], and either by [[accident]]  or [[intentional]]. [[Personal]] Injury also refers to damage caused to the reputation of another rather than physical harm to the body. A severe and life-threatening injury is referred to as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_trauma physical trauma].
 
'''Injury''' (also bodily injury or bodily harm) is damage or harm caused to the [[structure]] or [[function]] of the [[body]] caused by an outside [[agent]] or [[force]], which may be [[physical]] or [[chemical]], and either by [[accident]]  or [[intentional]]. [[Personal]] Injury also refers to damage caused to the reputation of another rather than physical harm to the body. A severe and life-threatening injury is referred to as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_trauma physical trauma].

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Etymology

Middle English injurie, from Anglo-French, Latin injuria, from injurus injurious, from in- + jur-, jus right

Definitions

  • 1 a : an act that damages or hurts : wrong
b : violation of another's rights for which the law allows an action to recover damages
  • 2 : hurt, damage, or loss sustained\
For lessons on the related topic of Healing, follow this link.

Description

Injury (also bodily injury or bodily harm) is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical, and either by accident or intentional. Personal Injury also refers to damage caused to the reputation of another rather than physical harm to the body. A severe and life-threatening injury is referred to as a physical trauma.

Various legal remedies may be available for personal injury (eg. under the law negligence) or for injury to the reputation of another (eg. see damages and restitution) for slander or libel. In the United States, the legal definition of malicious injury is any injury committed with malice, hatred or one committed spitefully or wantonly. Such an action must be willfully committed with the knowledge that it is liable to cause injury. Injury involving element of fraud, violence, wantonness, willfulness, or criminality.