Definition of personal injury in English:

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personal injury

Pronunciation: /ˈpərs(ə)n(ə)l ˈinj(ə)rē/


Physical injury inflicted on a person’s body, as opposed to damage to property or reputation.
Example sentences
  • In an action for damages for personal injury, the claimant must prove either physical injury or a recognised psychiatric injury.
  • The position is the same with a dangerous defect in a chattel which is discovered before it causes any personal injury or damage to property.
  • The defendant law firm is a trial advocacy firm that does primarily personal injury litigation for plaintiffs.

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Syllabification: per·son·al in·ju·ry

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