Glossary of Airline Terminology

Serious Injury

An injury that requires hospitalization for more than 48 hours, commencing within seven days from the date when the injury was received; results in a bone fracture (except simple fractures of fingers, toes, or nose); involves lacerations that cause severe hemorrhages, nerve, muscle, or tendon damage; involves injury to any internal organ; or involves second- or third-degree burns or any burns affecting more than five percent of the body surface.

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