Which type of Injury (the physical wound or violation of a right) caused the Suffering?

n. (14c.)

1. The violation of another’s legal right, for which the law provides a remedy; a wrong or injustice.  Scots law. Anything said or done in breach of a duty not to do it, if harm results to another in person, character, or property.  Injuries are divided into real injuries (such as wounding) and verbal injuries (such as slander).  They may be criminal wrongs (as with assault) or civil wrongs (as with defamation).  

2. Any harm or damage. Some authorities distinguish harm from injury, holding that while harm denotes any personal loss or detriment, injury involves an actionable invasion of a legally protected interest.  See Restatement (Second) of Torts § 7 , cmt. A (1965). — injury, vb. — injurious, adj.” [1]

Personal Injury – a physical injury &/or non physical injury.

Physical Injury – damage to one’s body or an injury that exists so a person cannot physically enjoy his property.


[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Definition for Personal Injury from Black’s Law Second Edition: http://thelawdictionary.org/personal-injury/


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