Woman Hurt During Sex On Business Trip Entitled To Workers' Comp

Claire Gordon

A judge in Sydney, Australia, ruled on Thursday that a woman was entitled to workers' compensation after a light smashed into her face, injuring her mouth, nose and tooth, while she was having sex on a business trip.

The unidentified federal employee was staying in a motel that her employer booked in November 2007, before a work meeting the next day. That evening, she was having sex with an "acquaintance," when a glass light fixture above her head fell, reports The Australian.

She filed for workers' compensation with Australia's federal government's safety agency ComCore, which says its compensation scheme "covers any injury or illness arising out of and in the course of employment."