Traumatic Injury Law and Legal Definition

Traumatic injury is defined as “a wound or a condition of the body caused by external force, including injuries inflicted by bullets, explosives, sharp instruments, blunt objects or other physical blows, chemicals, electricity, climatic conditions, infectious diseases, radiation, and bacteria, but excluding stress and strain.” Curtis v. DOJ, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 17200 (Fed. Cir. Aug. 4, 2009)