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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A straight sword by his side and a painted long-bow jutting over his shoulder proclaimed his profession, while his scarred brigandine of chain-mail and his dinted steel cap showed that he was no holiday soldier, but one who was even now fresh from the wars.
He had thrown off his steel cap and his brigandine, and had placed them with his sword, his quiver and his painted long-bow, on the top of his varied heap of plunder in the corner.
Subacius, of Badgeney Road, March, admitted at Cambridge Crown Court to actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm and blackmail, Cambridgeshire Police said.
Tyler Rankin, Richmond, Texas, pleaded guilty to a charge of battery with the intent to do bodily harm and was ordered to pay $850 in total fines and fees.
But the jury at London's Wood Green Crown Court convicted him of five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and nine counts of actual bodily harm last month.
The amendments propose either triple fine with deprivation of driving rights or imprisonment up to 3 years with deprivation of driving rights for 3 years for violation of tariffs rules and causing bodily harm to a person during driving the vehicle.
Callum Garwood, of Taunton Close, Howdon, North Tyneside, was subsequently arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of a bladed article and assaulting a police officer.
increase the maximum sentences applicable where an individual is found guilty of negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm by six months
Stephen Russell Nesbitt had denied causing grivious bodily harm with intent to Daniel Brookfield in the incident at Shell Island, near Barmouth, on May 20 last year.
Jake Douglas, 18, formerly of David Road, Norton; Brandon Pitt, 18, of Tithe Barn Road, Hardwick, Stockton; Kearan Terry Davis, 18, of Trent Street, Norton Grange; his cousin Kieran Harry Davis, 18, of Holme House Road, Stockton; two 17-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, deny the murder of Mr Tunney and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent to Mr Kirk.
The Belfast Crown Court judge also formally entered verdicts of not guilty on four other charges including the attempted murder of Mr McDaid's friend Damien Fleming, assaulting Mr McDaid, causing grievous bodily harm to Mr Fleming, and also of causing an affray on May 29, 2009.
Andrew Davies, defending Jones, who admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm and three offences of actual bodily harm, said he had had a difficult upbringing and had turned to drink aged 15 and said he was "thoroughly ashamed".