injury


injury
injury in‧ju‧ry [ˈɪndʒəri] noun injuries PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable]
1. physical harm to a person, for example in an accident:

• Mr. Lewis was awarded $75,000 as compensation for injuries suffered in the accident.

• absence from work due to illness or injury

ˌcriminal ˈinjury
LAW injury to a person caused by another person's criminal activities:

• The tribunal awards criminal injuries compensation to the victims of violent crime.

inˌdustrial ˈinjury
injury that is the result of an accident at work or that is the result of the work that you do there; = work-related injury AmE:

• The frequency of industrial injuries in small firms is twelve times the rate in large firms.

ˌpersonal ˈinjury
LAW injury that is the fault of a person or organization, for example an employer who does not follow the correct safety standards, a producer of faulty goods, or a driver involved in a car accident:

• He is seeking damages for personal injuries.

reˌpetitive ˈstrain ˌinjury abbreviation RSI
pains in your hands, arms, etc caused by doing the same hand movements many times and sometimes experienced by people who work at computers:

• The company sells software for preventing repetitive strain injuries by prompting users to take breaks at regular intervals.

ˈwork-reˌlated ˌinjury
injury that is the result of an accident at work or that is the result of the work that you do there; = INDUSTRIAL INJURY
2. when a person or organization is made to suffer in some way:
work-related injury to

• Donovan claimed he suffered serious injury to his professional and personal reputation.

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injury UK US /ˈɪndʒəri/ noun [C or U] (plural injuries)
physical harm that is done to someone: »

a long period of injury

injury to sb/sth »

The plaintiff had claimed damages for injury to his health from exposure to asbestos dust.

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an injury claim/case

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He suffered an injury to his back at work.

harm or damage that is done to a business or its reputation: »

The firm filed a lawsuit against the site to prevent serious injury to its reputation.

See also CRIMINAL INJURY(Cf. criminal injury), INDUSTRIAL INJURY(Cf. ↑industrial injury), LEGAL INJURY(Cf. ↑legal injury), PERSONAL INJURY(Cf. ↑personal injury), REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY(Cf. ↑repetitive strain injury), WORK-RELATED INJURY(Cf. ↑work-related injury)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Injury — In ju*ry, n.; pl. {Injuries}. [OE. injurie, L. injuria, fr. injurius injurious, wrongful, unjust; pref. in not + jus, juris, right, law, justice: cf. F. injure. See {Just}, a.] Any damage or hurt done to a person or thing; detriment to, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • injury — (n.) late 14c., harm, damage, loss; a specific injury, from Anglo Fr. injurie wrongful action, from L. injuria wrong, hurt, injustice, insult, noun use of fem. of injurius wrongful, unjust, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + jus… …   Etymology dictionary

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