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Injury means a harm or hurt.
Usually an injury is when the body or a part of the body is damaged by something outside of the body. Another word for injury to a body is trauma.
Injury can be by:
- Environmental – Burns from heat or injury from cold
- Penetrating injury – when a sharp object like a knife pierces the body
- Blunt injury – when something hits the body (like punching someone or falling from a tree)
- Chemical – being hurt by chemicals like burns from acid
Injury can be accidental or intentional. Intentional injury is when someone tries to hurt another person. (Intentional injury is also called non-accidental injury) Accidental injury is when no one means to hurt someone else. An example of accidental injury is a car wreck.