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Injury 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. Injury may also refer to injured feelings or reputation rather than injuries to the body. A severe and perhaps life-threatening injury is called a physical trauma. Frogs. Look up damage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Harm can be defined as causing physical or psychological/emotional damage or injury to a person, animal or other entity. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Purpose in its most general sense is the anticipated aim which guides action. ... For other uses, see Body (disambiguation). ... its made by jaypeeng magandang google wikepedia For other uses, see Force (disambiguation). ... A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... In medicine, a trauma patient has suffered serious and life-threatening physical injury resulting in secondary complications such as shock, respiratory failure and death. ...

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Common types of injuries

Individuals with severe injuries are often transported to hospitals via an ambulance.
  • Bruise is a hemorrhage under the skin caused by contusion.
  • Wound: cuts and grazes are injuries to or through the skin, that cause bleeding (i.e., a laceration).
  • Burns are injuries caused by excess heat, chemical exposure, or sometimes cold (frostbite).
  • Fractures are injuries to bones.
  • Joint dislocation is a displacement of a bone from its normal joint, such as a dislocated shoulder or finger.
  • Concussion is mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow, without any penetration into the skull or brain.
  • Sprain is an injury which occurs to ligaments caused by a sudden over stretching; a strain injures muscles.
  • Shock is a serious medical condition where the tissues cannot obtain sufficient for oxygen and nutrients.
  • Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery.

Serious bodily injury is any injury or injuries to the body that substantially risks death of the victim. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ... An ambulance in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico A Helicopter used as an Ambulance. ... A bruise or contusion or ecchymosis is a kind of injury, usually caused by blunt impact, in which the capillaries are damaged, allowing blood to seep into the surrounding tissue. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Superficial bullet wounds In medicine, a wound is a type of physical trauma wherein the skin is torn, cut or punctured (an open wound), or where blunt force trauma causes a contusion (a closed wound). ... For other uses, see Bleeding (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Burn. ... This article is about a medical condition. ... It has been suggested that Bone healing be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the skeletal organs. ... Dislocated left index finger Lateral X-ray of left index finger dislocation Joint dislocation (Latin: luxatio) [1] occurs when bones in a joint become displaced or misaligned. ... “Cerebral Concussion” redirects here. ... A sprain (from the French espraindre - to wring) is an injury which occurs to ligaments caused by a sudden over stretching (for the muscle injury, see strain). ... Look up strain in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Shock is a serious medical condition where the tissue perfusion is insufficient to meet the required supply of oxygen and nutrients. ... Partial hand amputation Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. ... In medicine, a trauma patient has suffered serious and life-threatening physical injury resulting in secondary complications such as shock, respiratory failure and death. ... “Surgeon” redirects here. ...


Legal issues

Various legal remedies may be available for personal injury (eg. under the law negligence) or some other type of injury (eg. see damages and restitution). Image File history File links Gnome-globe. ... A legal remedy is the means by which a court of law, usually in the exercise of civil law jurisdiction, enforces a right, imposes a penalty, or makes some other court order. ... A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident. ... Negligence is a legal concept usually used to achieve compensation for accidents and injuries. ... In law, damages refers to the money paid or awarded to a claimant (as it is known in the UK) or plaintiff (in the US) following their successful claim in a civil action. ... Restitution is the name given to a form of legal relief in which the plaintiff recovers something from the defendant that belongs, or should belong, to the plaintiff. ...


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. An injury that is intentional, wrongful and without just cause or excuse, even in the absence of hatred, spite or ill will. The term Malice has several meanings: Malice (legal term), a legal term describing the intent to harm Malice (movie), a 1993 movie starring Nicole Kidman, Alec Baldwin and Bill Pullman Malice (noun), a way to describe the feeling of hatred or disrespect. ...


Injury-feigning

Injuries may be feigned by a person or even non-human animal for various causes. Faking an injury may allow a person to receive compensation, or may result in a team being awarded a penalty in a game of football. Birds such as the killdeer are known to feign injury to lead a predator away from their nest. The predator gives chase, believing them to be easy prey, but the bird then flies away, hopefully having distracted the predator sufficiently to prevent it from finding its nest. Deception is the manipulation of perception to alter thoughts and feelings through lies, half-truths and cleverness. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Binomial name Charadrius vociferus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) is a medium-sized plover. ...


See also

At common law, battery is the tort of intentionally (or, in Australia, negligently) and volitionally bringing about an unconsented harmful or offensive contact with a person or to something closely associated with them (i. ... Negligence is a legal concept usually used to achieve compensation for accidents and injuries. ... A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident. ... Not to be confused with torte, an iced cake. ...

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Personal injury lawsuits usually fall under the authority (or "jurisdiction") of state courts in the county where the injury occurred, or where those involved (the "parties") in the incident are located.
Injury cases in which a relatively low amount of damages is sought (typically a maximum of $2000 to $5000) usually must be filed in a court's "small claims" division.
Such a personal injury case may be filed under federal jurisdiction in the federal trial courts (called U.S. District Courts), or the case may be moved there if it was originally filed in a state court.
Spinal Cord Injury (860 words)
Car and motorcycle crashes, gunshot and knife wounds, and falls and sports injuries are the most common causes of damage to the spinal cord, the bundle of nerves that runs through the backbone.
Injury lower in the spine may cause weakness and loss of movement or feeling only in the legs and lower parts of the body (paraplegia).
Nearly half of the estimated 7,800 nonfatal spinal cord injuries that occur each year are the result of motor vehicle accidents (44 percent).
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