Preventing Injury

About Injury

According to the CDC, an unintentional injury is an injury or poisoning that is not inflicted by deliberate means.

This category includes those injuries and poisonings described as unintended or “accidental”, regardless of whether the injury was inflicted by oneself or by another person.

Unintentional injuries can be defined as events in which a harmful outcome was not sought, or the outcome was the result of one of the forms of physical energy in the environment or normal body functions being blocked by external means.