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. The event of this evening has reconciled me to God and humanity!
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.
A 28-YEAR-OLD has appeared in court charged with assault, dangerous driving and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm.
A Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Council member Boniface Apamo Akusala was on Thursday charged with assaulting his wife Faith Leah Kweya and causing her actual bodily harm.Mr Akusala, who represents Nairobi at the LSK Council, appeared before Kibera Senior Resident Magistrate Renee Kitagwa and denied the charges.
Scotland Yard said a 15-year-old is due before magistrates today charged with murder, grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.
Anthony Baker pleaded guilty to holding a man in servitude and subjecting him to forced or compulsory labour contrary to the Modern Slavery Act, and four counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, one of unlawful wounding, and one of inflicting grievous bodily harm.
19 for committing reckless conduct/great bodily harm relating to an all-terrain vehicle accident that caused injuries to three youths.
A MAN has denied intentionally causing grievous bodily harm to a shop worker but admitted robbing him and causing injury.
AN ITALIAN football fan has been found not guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Liverpool fan Sean Cox.