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[mass noun] Physical injury inflicted to a person's body, as opposed to damage to property or reputation:‘there is a clause giving protection against liability for personal injury’[count noun] ‘an action for personal injuries caused at work’
- ‘He or she sues not only for personal injury but for damages for the loss or destruction of the motor vehicle.’
- ‘In an action for damages for personal injury, the claimant must prove either physical injury or a recognised psychiatric injury.’
- ‘The defendant law firm is a trial advocacy firm that does primarily personal injury litigation for plaintiffs.’
- ‘The requirements for personal injury claims and property damage claims were similar.’
- ‘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.’
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