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Definition

An serious injury is defined as:

An injury which is sustained by a person in an Accident and which:

a) requires hospitalization for more than 48 hours, commencing within seven days from the date the injury was received; or
b) results in a fracture of any bone (except simple fractures of fingers, toes or nose); or
c) involves lacerations which cause severe haemorrhage, nerve, muscle or tendon damage; or
d) involves injury to any internal organ; or
e) involves second or third degree burns, or any burns affecting more than 5 per cent of the body surface; or
f) involves verified exposure to infectious substances or injurious radiation.

(ICAO Annex 13: Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation)

Further Reading

ICAO Annex 13: Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation ICAO Accident/Incident Reporting Manual (Doc 9156).

See also Accident and Serious Incident.