The PJ Tatler

Look What You Can Get Workmens Comp for in Australia

If you plan on engaging in sex while on business trips in Australia, the country’s workmens compensation laws have you covered. A woman who was injured while having sex in her hotel room during a work trip is entitled to workers’ compensation.

The woman, who cannot be named, challenged the rejection of her workers’ compensation claim for facial and psychological injuries suffered when a glass light fitting came away from the wall above the bed as she was having sex in November 2007.

The woman in her late thirties was required to travel to a country town by her employer, the Human Relations Section of the Commonwealth Government agency.

She arranged to meet a male friend there who lived in the town. They went to a restaurant for dinner and at about 10pm or 11pm went back to the woman’s motel room where they had sex that resulted in her injury.

CL, who sent the link to me, suggests the plaintiff should have said, “It was mainly indoor work with no heavy lifting. That’s why I loved the Secret Service.”

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