Woman Hurt During Sex Wins Workers' Comp Suit
It's an 'ordinary incident of life,' rules judge in Australia
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2012 12:45 PM CDT
Watch those light fixtures.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – It might not be the stuff of workers' rights fights of yore, but it's still a victory. Of sorts. An Australian judge has ruled that a woman who got injured during sex is entitled to workers' comp, reports news.com.au. It seems she was out of town on business and brought a friend back to her hotel room, and a light fixture fell on her during the throes of passion. She sued after the government, her employer, declined to pay for her injuries.

"If the applicant had been injured while playing a game of cards in her motel room she would be entitled to compensation,” wrote the federal judge. She shouldn't be disqualified just because she was having sex, he declared. It's an "ordinary incident of life." Gawker notes an ironic twist: She works for the government agency in charge of monitoring occupational health and safety.

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youbettcha
Apr 22, 2012 12:17 AM CDT
i'm amazed at how stupid all the conserofool haters of the president are.if they could read and comprehend anything besides limpdickbah and hanashitty they would have noticed they story was about something on the other side of the planet.i hope each of you gets injured on the job and your claims denied.you'll be the first ones trying to get a claim when you get hurt,but hate seeing someone else getting a claim,typical conserofool jealousy.secondly i hope china aims a nuke missile right up your butt.get over your racism, it makes you look stupid like you are.
lvan
Apr 21, 2012 7:52 AM CDT
Ummm ... was she working? My English might not be perfect but I certainly see 'work' in workers' comp.
ProbolyKnot
Apr 21, 2012 6:44 AM CDT
The Gullible Obama Haters Club knows no boundaries... How low to you have to go to post political vitriol to a newser article about an Australian workers comp lawsuit? Ask tom01... he knows.