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An Australian woman was awarded workers’ compensation after she was injured during her course of employment, while having intercourse.
In 2007, an unnamed woman in her late 30’s was sent by her employers on a business trip out of town. She hooked up with a male friend and the two had sex in her hotel room. During sex, a light fixture came down and fell on her face.
When the woman asked her employers (ironically, a government agency monitoring work-place dangers) for compensation, they rejected her claim.
Her lawyer argued that if employees are entitled to coverage if they get hurt during ordinary incidents in a hotel room, like slipping in the bathroom, then they should also be cover if they get hurt during sex.
The woman sued and won her case. Her employers have to pay up an undisclosed amount.