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Injured During Amorous Activity on Work Trip

Posted by Frank Steinberg | Jul 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Would this be compensable under Workers' Comp?  First note that this took place in Australia, so my question whether it would be compensable under U.S. law is completely hypothetical.

A woman was sent one day to set up for a meeting to be held the next day in another city.  That evening, while in her hotel, she engaged in some extra-curricular activity with a friend.  During the sport a light fixture came loose, fell, and hit her in the face, causing injury.  (Wow.  Draw your own conclusions.)

She sued, claiming that she was in that position for work-related reasons.  Here's the whole story.

I've seen claimants get comp benefits when they were injured in an after-work softball game, but this one might be going too far for U.S. courts.

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Frank Steinberg

Frank is the founder and principal of Steinberg Law, LLC. A Jersey boy born and bred, he focuses on employment litigation and counseling, business litigation,  and aviation law. Following law school and a clerkship in the federal district court Frank spent his early career with large litigation ...

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