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February 20, 2013

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5 Bizarre Workers' Comp Claims That Were Actually Successful

#5. A Woman Breaks a Lamp With Her Face Mid-Coitus

In 2007, an Australian woman filed for workers' compensation benefits after being hit in the face by a lamp that she ripped from the wall while having violent sex in a hotel room on a business trip (this is the only kind of sex that is ever had in hotel rooms).

Her employers initially rejected the claim, as well they should have, on the grounds that sex was "not an ordinary incident of an overnight stay." However, a federal judge overturned the decision, arguing that "no approval, express or implied, of the respondent's conduct was required."

Posted by joke du jour at February 20, 2013 07:02 PM

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