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Work Injury During Sex: Ridiculous?

Not really. From time to time lurid headlines raise eyebrows about employees who claim workers’ compensation for injuries occurred during sex. The most common response is “How ridiculous . . . The employee is not being paid to have sex (unless she is a hooker).”

A most recent headline notes an Australian woman who had hotel sex with an acquaintance and was injured when a wall-mounted light fell on her during the encounter. She sought workers’ compensation because the incident occurred during a business trip and she claimed having sex on a business trip is “an ordinary incident of life” that entitles her to payment under workers’ compensation law.

Traveling employees are deemed to be in the course of employment at all times while on a trip.

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