Sex injury compensation case lands in High Court
Sydney: A compensation case about a woman, who got injured while having sex on a work trip, has reached the High Court.
The federal government`s workplace safety body, Comcare, was granted leave on Friday to appeal and to seek a High Court ruling on the distinction between private and business activities while employees travel for work, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The appeal will examine how breaks between periods of actual work are considered when an employee is away from home.
The woman in the center of the case is a Commonwealth public servant, traveled to regional NSW in 2007 for work purpose and stayed at a motel booked by her employer.
She met a male friend there and after going out for dinner, the pair went to her motel room and had sex.
The woman`s sexual partner said had previously explained that they were "going hard" when a light fitting was pulled from the wall and fell on her.
She suffered wounds to her nose and mouth, as well as psychological injuries, and has faced a lengthy legal battle to receive a payout.