Personal Injury

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Definition: Personal Injury

Quick Summary of Personal Injury

An injury not to property, but to your body, mind or emotions. For example, if you slip and fall on a banana peel in the grocery store, personal injury covers any actual physical harm (broken leg and bruises) you suffered in the fall as well as the humiliation of falling in public, but not the harm of shattering your watch.

Full Definition of Personal Injury

Injury, oddly enough, to the person. Broken bones are a personal injury, but the concept is wide enough to encompass depression and anxiety (see psychiatric injury). Personal injury accounts for such a large volume of litigation that it can almost be seen as a branch of law in its own right — it even has its own specialist law reports. However, the principles of personal injury are derived from the ordinary law of Negligence.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Personal Injury. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. August 04, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Personal Injury. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: August 04, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Personal Injury. Retrieved August 04, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Personal Injury are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd April, 2020 | 1 Views.