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Australian Woman Compensated for Injury Sustained During Sex on Business Trip
According to reports out of Australia, a female civil servant won her compensation case involving an injury she suffered while having sex on a business trip. The woman is entitled to compensation for facial and psychological injuries she suffered when a light fixture came off a wall and landed on top of her in a hotel room bed, according to the Australian Federal Court. The incident occurred while she was having sex with a friend of hers.
The woman’s identity has not been released to the public in order to protect her. She suffered injuries to her mouth, a tooth and her nose when the glass light hit her face. The incident took place back in November of 2007 and the recent decision reversed one issued previously by a lower court. The woman works for Australia’s Commonwealth Government Agency and her lawyer argued in front of the court that sex is an ordinary activity of life in a hotel room.
The judge decided to compensate the woman for the accident since she was on a business trip.
“If the applicant had been injured while playing a game of cards in her motel room, she would have been entitled to compensation,” Justice John Nickolas said.
Australian Woman Compensated for Injury Sustained During Sex on Business Trip by Jim Vassallo