Apparently in Australia, you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits for injuries sustained while having sex on a business trip.

An unidentified woman, an Australian bureaucrat, was injured while having sex on a business trip with a male friend in 2007.  According to the news, during sex, “a glass light fitting was torn from its mount above the bed and landed on her face, injuring her nose and mouth.  She later suffered depression and was unable to continue working for the government.”

Thereafter, she filed a worker's compensation claim for her injuries.  After investigating her claim, her employer’s insurer, Comcare, rejected her claim.   An administrative tribunal even agreed with Comcare that, “her injuries were not suffered in the course of her employment.”

However, luckily for the woman, in last weeks court ruling in Australia, the court ruled in her favor and agreed that the woman should receive Worker’s Compensation benefits.

What is Worker’s Compensation?

Worker’s compensation is basically the employers insurance paying for the employee's injuries.  When an employee is injured on- the-job, they may be eligible for compensation awards and medical care.  The employer will usually pay for the employee’s injuries, including, hospital services, dental services, crutches, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, and prescribed medications.  The injured employees must file a Worker’s Compensation claim to receive benefits.

To learn more about Worker’s Compensation, visit our Frequently Asked Question’s page.

How can a Workers' Compensation Attorney Help?

If you have experienced a work related injury, a Workers Compensation Attorney may help you obtain damages.  Damages may include compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other benefits.  A workers compensation attorney can also guide you through the process of filing a Worker’s Compensation claim.  To find a qualified Worker’s Compensation lawyer in your area, click here!

Do you think the Judge made the right decision by allowing the woman to receive Worker’s Compensation benefits for the injuries she sustained while having sex on a business trip?