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In trauma surgery and emergency medicine, injured people are defined as those who have suffered a physical wound as a result of an accident or a crime that is severe enough to prevent them from performing normal activities.

Usually one differentiates

In military emergency medicine with wounded persons, they are also referred to as wounded in action, abbreviated to WIA 1 to WIA 3 , in the reverse order above, in order to make their need for treatment numerical.

In addition to physically disabled people, there is also the term of

  • mentally or emotionally injured.

Such impairment can result from, among other things, severe offense or rejection , stress , an accident or a crime .

The civil law of many states takes mental pain into account (as far as possible) when awarding or calculating compensation for pain and suffering .

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Wiktionary: injured person  - masculine form
Wiktionary: injured  - feminine form