Australian Woman Loses Workers Comp Claim For Sex Injury
An Australian woman loses sex-based Workers Comp case. The Daily Telegraph reports that the woman who initially won her case for Workers Compensation benefits for a sexual activity injury has now been denied benefits by Australia’s highest court. A lamp fell off the wall and injured her while she was in a hotel with her boyfriend. She claimed benefits as she was considered covered while traveling on governmental business.
All of the previous Australian courts had ruled she should receive benefits as she was under a 24-hour coverage while traveling for the government. This shows that at least one court in Australia has retained at least a bit of common sense. The court said her amorous activity was no different than eating, sleeping, showering, etc. The normal functions of life are not covered under WC even while traveling.
Australian benefits are called Compo. This article and similar ones have went viral on the internet. The interesting fact is that all of the courts previously had said that the woman was definitely on the job.
Injuries to traveling employees can be a complicated matter. Each state in the US has very specific laws on these types of employees.
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