Harm in Europe

Causing Bodily Harm by Negligence in Germany

Provisions relating to causing bodily harm by negligence in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Seventeen, under the heading “Offences Against the Person,” located in Section 229 Causing bodily harm by negligence, which reads: Whosoever by negligence causes bodily harm to another shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than three years or a fine.

There is additional information on the German criminal system, covering causing bodily harm by negligence and related issues, here. For details on the German legal system, please see here.



  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to causing bodily harm by negligence is current as of 2010

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