Definition of personal injury in US English:

personal injury

noun

Law
  • Physical injury inflicted to a person's body, as opposed to damage to property or reputation.

    • ‘The requirements for personal injury claims and property damage claims were similar.’
    • ‘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 position is the same with a dangerous defect in a chattel which is discovered before it causes any personal injury or damage to property.’
    • ‘He or she sues not only for personal injury but for damages for the loss or destruction of the motor vehicle.’

Pronunciation

personal injury

/ˈpərs(ə)n(ə)l ˈɪndʒ(ə)ri//ˈpərs(ə)n(ə)l ˈinj(ə)rē/