Posted Jul 27, 2011 03:33 pm CDT
The facts of the case are as unusual as the claim for compensation.
An Australian woman who had hotel sex with an acquaintance in 2007 was injured when a wall-mounted light fell on her during the encounter. Now the woman, a federal employee, is seeking workers compensation because the incident occurred during a business trip, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Herald Sun report.
The woman claimed having sex on a business trip is an “ordinary incident of life” that entitles her to payment under the workers compensation laws. The court did not reveal her name. She is appealing a decision denying compensation by an administrative appeals tribunal.