Self-Inflicted Injury

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Self-Inflicted Injury

The deliberate injury of oneself. Self-inflicted injuries may be the result of depression or may be a form of insurance fraud. In any case, many insurers exclude self-inflicted injuries from coverage.
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He was treated for minor, self-inflicted injuries, police said.
The department was full with what I could see to be self-inflicted injuries and a lot of intimidating drunks.
Suicide and self-inflicted injuries are the top causes of death in Canada for First Nations youth and adults up to age 44, according to Health Canada.
Tsarnaev was being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston for severe and suspected self-inflicted injuries sustained during the all-day manhunt a week ago for him in Watertown, Mass.
Other injuries including explosions, GSW, sports, diving, and self-inflicted injuries decreased from 114 (6 percent) cases admitted in 2011 to 94 (5 percent) in 2012, while the number of patients struck by heavy objects increased from 96 (5 percent) in 2011 to 138 (8 percent) last year.
We warn you not to have compensation for work injuries included in the law because that would mean that self-inflicted injuries would increase - not just for the reasons stated, but also because prisoners could make money during their stay in jail.
Boosting uses self-inflicted injuries to trigger autonomic dysreflexia, a condition that's considered a medical emergency when it happens by accident.
And they face having to pay out the cash themselves after Virgin Money said Liam's travel insurance was void because the teenager had been drinking and sustained self-inflicted injuries.
They identified the total direct medical costs for the fatal and nonfatal self-inflicted injuries as $1.
The claimant now faces charges of false allegations based on self-inflicted injuries.
There were 531 suicides and 6,410 emergency room visits for self-inflicted injuries or suicide attempts in Massachusetts in 2009, according to the state Department of Public Health's most recent report on suicides and self-inflicted injuries.
More than 36,000 people in the United States committed suicide in 2008, and more than 660,000 showed up at emergency rooms for nonfatal, self-inflicted injuries.