Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary
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.
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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