Bodily Injury

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Bodily Injury

Damage to a person's physical being. Examples include bruises, burns, lacerations, poisonings and so forth. Bodily injury may result from an accident, negligence or a deliberate effort. Causing bodily injury on purpose is a crime, while accidental and negligent harm may result in a lawsuit. See also: Bodily injury liability insurance.
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They clustered about, jabber-ing at my guards and attempting to get their hands upon me, whether from curiosity or a desire to do me bodily harm I did not know, since my escort with bared fangs and heavy blows kept them off.
Let me assure you from the bottom of my heart that any bodily harm to you is the most unlikely thing in the world.
The old lady was timorous--most old ladies are--and her first impression was that the bloated lad was about to do her some grievous bodily harm with the view of possessing himself of her loose coin.
None for my friend,' she replied: 'his strong head will keep him from danger; a little for Hindley: but he can't be made morally worse than he is; and I stand between him and bodily harm.
Ilbrahim's bodily harm was severe, but long and careful nursing accomplished his recovery; the injury done to his sensitive spirit was more serious, though not so visible.
Also on trial is Pilcher's girlfriend, 34-year-old Kim Reeves, of Caerleon Road, Dinas Powys, who is accused of assaulting Mr Atwood's daughter Isobel, causing her actual bodily harm.
Rashpal Singh, 41, was last night charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Detective Constable Catherine Corbett, who was run over trying to detain a fraud suspect, Scotland Yard said.
Mason is further accused of grievous bodily harm with intent and O'Flaherty with actual bodily harm.
Madine, who said he is 6ft 2in tall and weighs 14st, denies causing grievous bodily harm and the alternative charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against Mr Beresford.
Aaron Owston, Marcus Appleby and Benjamin Lancaster, all 20, and a 17-year-old girl all pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to Paul Gauchi with intent.
Eeles, 50, denied inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Storer with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.
A TEACHER who snapped and attacked a pupil who had been goading him was cleared of attempted murder and causing grevious bodily harm with intent.