A workers’ compensation claim has been granted to a woman who was injured while having sex while on a business trip. An unnamed Australian woman filed a claim with her company, ComCare, for compensation, but was denied due to the circumstances of her injury. She took her case to the courts and has actually won.
The raunchy details of the 2007 incident were laid out for federal judges in Australia. The woman’s claim was initially denied by a lower court, but she appealed the decision and ultimately won. Apparently, the woman was on a business trip when she hooked up with a “friend” for a little nookie. According to her male friend, the two were “going hard” when a light fixture fell on top of them. Talk about ruining the moment!
The woman suffered injuries to her face and her psyche and wanted compensation. Because of the activity which brought down the light fixture, which must have been pretty rambunctious, the lower courts denied the claim because it was “not an ordinary incident of an overnight stay like showering, sleeping, eating.” Hey, everybody has their own idea of ordinary and apparently this woman’s included a little hanky panky.
Justice John Nicholas explained why the woman ultimately received workers’ compensation, “If the applicant had been injured while playing a game of cards in her motel room, she would have been entitled to compensation.” He clarifies, “The fact that the applicant was engaged in sexual activity rather than some other lawful recreational activity does not lead to any different result.”
Hmm, wonder who had to pay for the damage to the hotel room?
Author: Mia Meadows