An Australian court has ruled that a woman who was injured while having sex in her hotel room during a business trip is eligible for workers’ compensation, The Australian reports.
The unidentified woman, who was in her late 30s, claimed facial and psychological injuries after a glass light fitting fell from the wall above the bed in her hotel room while she was having sex with a male friend.
The fixture hit her in the face, injuring her nose and mouth, the Associated Press reported. The woman, who was on a business trip to Nowra, 100 miles south of her hometown of Sydney, later suffered depression and was unable to continue working for the government.
The male friend said in a statement at the time that they were “going hard” and that he did not know if they bumped the light or it just fell down during the tryst in 2007.
The woman’s initial compensation claim was initially accepted by Comcare, the federal government’s insurer, but was later revoked after an administrative tribunal ruled that sex was “not an ordinary incident of an overnight stay” such as showering, sleeping and eating, the AP reported. [Read full article]