A WOMAN who was injured while having sex in her hotel room during a work trip is entitled to compensation. In the Federal Court today Justice John Nicholas ruled that the woman was injured during her “course of employment”. The woman’s barrister argued that sex was an “ordinary incident of life” in a hotel room, much like showering and sleeping. The Judge ruled that “if the applicant had been injured while playing a game of cards in her motel room she would be entitled to 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...The male friend said in his statement at the time that they were "going hard” and he did not know if they bumped the light or it just fell off.
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