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Woman injured during sex on work trip sues employer

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An Australian woman who was injured while having sex on a work trip has won the right to compensation from her employer.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was hurt after a glass light fitting fell on her five years ago while she was staying at a motel in Nowra, a town 100 miles south of Sydney.

She had dined with a man and invited him back to her room when the incident occurred in 2007. The lady was treated in hospital for injuries to her nose and face.

The man was unsure how the light fell, telling a court in 2011: "I think she was on her back when it happened but I was not paying attention because we were rolling around."

She later suffered from depression and was unable to continue in her job. She filed a lawsuit against her employer, a federal government agency, for physical and psychological injuries, The Guardian reports.

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Her employer, who originally accepted her claim for compensation then changed its mind, had argued that it wasn't responsible since the injury happened outside of her official duties.

However, the Federal Court decided that whether she was having sex or "playing card games" in her room, she was still effectively at work.

ComCare, the insurer of the woman's workplace, was also ordered to pay costs but can appeal to the high court to overturn the decision.

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