Definitions

Serious Injury

Definition of Serious Injury


means an injury which is sustained by a person in an accident and which:

1. requires hospitalization for more than 48 hours, commencing within seven days from the date the injury was received;

or
2. results in a fracture of any bone (except simple fractures of fingers, toes or nose);

or
3. involves lacerations which cause severe heamorrhage or nerve, muscle or tendon damage;

or
4. involves injury to any internal organ;

or
5. involves second or third degree burns, or any burns affecting more than 5 per cent of the body surface;

or
6. involves verified exposure to infectious substances or harmful radiation.

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