It’s Friday, so let’s have some fun. Ever wonder how superheroes explain their on-the-job injuries to doctors? Well we tried to figure that out. After all, even superheroes have to file insurance claims.
W88.8: Exposure to other ionizing radiation
Scientist Bruce Banner is exposed to gamma radiation, turning him into the Hulk.
S50.861A: Insect bite of right forearm, initial encounter
Teenager Peter Parker is bitten by spider, giving him spider-like powers.
Captain America falls from a plane and is frozen in a block of ice at the end of World War II.
X93: Assault by handgun discharge (firearm only)
The parents of Bruce Wayne (later Batman) are shot by a petty criminal.
S06.0X4: Concussion with loss of consciousness of 6 hours to 24 hours
Jessica Jones is knocked unconscious by her neighbor, who then releases the supervillain Kilgrave who Jessica was holding hostage in her apartment.
S52: Fracture of forearm
The supervillain Doomsday interrupts a date between Superman and Wonder Woman, and attacks and breaks Wonder Woman’s arm.
W16.4 Fall into unspecified water
Catwoman drowns after overhearing a secret conversation between a scientist and pharmaceutical company owner about a drug’s harmful side effects. (She is later rescued by an Egyptian cat and given feline powers.)
S58: Traumatic amputation of elbow and forearm
The Green Lantern Hal Jordan loses his left arm in a battle with the supervillain Monarch.
080: Encounter for full-term uncomplicated delivery
Invisible Woman and engineer Reed Richards have a baby.
S32: Fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis
Magneto throws a spear into Professor Xavier’s back, breaking his spine and paralyzing him.