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Compo shagger hits the High Court

By johnboy - 8 August 2013 36

In a testament to bloody mindedness on both sides of the case the ABC reports that the infamous compo shagger’s case is now being heard by the highest court in the land:

The High Court is hearing a case where a public servant wants workers compensation after being injured while having sex during a work trip in 2007.

The incident happened when the public servant travelled to a New South Wales country town as part of her job.

She suffered injuries to her face after a light fitting came off the wall while she was having sex in her room.

We await the judgment with some interest.

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Compo shagger hits the High Court
Stevian 2:22 pm 08 Aug 13

JesterNoir said :

I still don’t understand what her having sex has to do with it.
She was away on a work trip, and was injured during said work trip, whilst in the (probably work sanctioned) accommodation.
What does the specific activity have to do with it?

Exactly, having sex is just a red herring that the media has latched onto to sell papers/adspace. The simple question is “Did the light fitting come loose when subjected to reasonable use or was it subject to excessive force?” What she was doing at the time is irrelevant.

mlr 2:11 pm 08 Aug 13

Felix the Cat said :

How is it different to doing any other activity and being hurt while at a work function? What if they went swimming and slipped off the diving board and cracked their head open, would that be covered? What about walking down the street and a light fitting fell off a pole and hit them in the head, would that be covered?

I would think probably fair enough to knock back a claim if the person was skydiving or bungee jumping or doing something extraordinary, but having cosensual sex is pretty mainstream. Unless maybe they were doing some kinky B & D thing, then it may be a grey area.

“kinky B & D thing” would be a very subjective test indeed. For some people, anything but the missionary position is kinky. Let your mind go wild for other examples. Possibly, you could exclude ‘any illegal activity’ from being covered.

I find the whole case very interesting, for all the reasons already outlined.

Mark

Diggety 2:03 pm 08 Aug 13

neanderthalsis said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

I’d like to take this lady out on a date, given that we know she puts out…

She has a face like a smashed lampshade though…

10/10

Felix the Cat 1:51 pm 08 Aug 13

How is it different to doing any other activity and being hurt while at a work function? What if they went swimming and slipped off the diving board and cracked their head open, would that be covered? What about walking down the street and a light fitting fell off a pole and hit them in the head, would that be covered?

I would think probably fair enough to knock back a claim if the person was skydiving or bungee jumping or doing something extraordinary, but having cosensual sex is pretty mainstream. Unless maybe they were doing some kinky B & D thing, then it may be a grey area.

JesterNoir 1:14 pm 08 Aug 13

I still don’t understand what her having sex has to do with it.
She was away on a work trip, and was injured during said work trip, whilst in the (probably work sanctioned) accommodation.
What does the specific activity have to do with it?

neanderthalsis 1:10 pm 08 Aug 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

I’d like to take this lady out on a date, given that we know she puts out…

She has a face like a smashed lampshade though…

thebrownstreak69 12:47 pm 08 Aug 13

I’d like to take this lady out on a date, given that we know she puts out…

p1 12:37 pm 08 Aug 13

While I am generally against people pursuing compo for things that they should just take responsibility for… in this case I actually think that maybe your works insurance should cover you for anything that might happen when away on a work trip.

Does anyone know if the one night stand was called as a witness at any stage?

devils_advocate 12:32 pm 08 Aug 13

KB1971 said :

Where does the duty of care stop considering they are away for work, not pleasure?

As far as I know the system imposes liability independent of having to prove fault. i.e. if you get injured in the course of work, liability arises, no need to prove breach of duty or negligence or something.

devils_advocate 12:30 pm 08 Aug 13

neanderthalsis said :

Furthermore, I hope the claimant is posted to the deepest pit of PS hell, probably somewhere in DEEWR, and left to rot for making such a pathetic claim.

Huh? Someone makes a compo claim and you think the right thing for the employer to do is to seek some kind of revenge on the claimant?

steveu 12:29 pm 08 Aug 13

a bunch of ambulance chasers winding up a client to make money, as the generally do.

Regardless of the extend of her injuries ‘on the job’ in her hotelroom I cant see how her employer required her to have sex?

Outcome of this if successful? Will PS have to sign a waiver that they wont shag whilst on an interstate trip? WIll safer sex positions be a requirement (through training and assessment) before going interstate? Or will a manual with diagrams be handed out instead to cover the Commonwealth?

The mind boggles.

HiddenDragon 12:05 pm 08 Aug 13

What next – the UN Security Council? Anyway, a momentarily entertaining diversion from what is, so far, a fairly dreary election campaign.

KB1971 12:04 pm 08 Aug 13

neanderthalsis said :

I hope the transcripts become publicly available so we can all have a laugh. I am rather curious as to how she was hit in the face with a light fitting whilst having a naughty.

But on a serious note, despite being a waste of tax payers dollars, I fully support Comcare doing all it can to avoid making a payout. Furthermore, I hope the claimant is posted to the deepest pit of PS hell, probably somewhere in DEEWR, and left to rot for making such a pathetic claim.

I know this has peobably been hashed out before but here goes anyway.

So, at what point does the Commonwealth Government stop looking after their employees while they are away on business?

Where does the duty of care stop considering they are away for work, not pleasure?

Diggety 11:24 am 08 Aug 13

neanderthalsis said :

I hope the transcripts become publicly available so we can all have a laugh. I am rather curious as to how she was hit in the face with a light fitting whilst having a naughty.

But on a serious note, despite being a waste of tax payers dollars, I fully support Comcare doing all it can to avoid making a payout. Furthermore, I hope the claimant is posted to the deepest pit of PS hell, probably somewhere in DEEWR, and left to rot for making such a pathetic claim.

What I’d like to know is the extent of her injuries. Permanent disfigurement? I mean it must be if she’s taking it all the way to the High Court.

neanderthalsis 10:28 am 08 Aug 13

I hope the transcripts become publicly available so we can all have a laugh. I am rather curious as to how she was hit in the face with a light fitting whilst having a naughty.

But on a serious note, despite being a waste of tax payers dollars, I fully support Comcare doing all it can to avoid making a payout. Furthermore, I hope the claimant is posted to the deepest pit of PS hell, probably somewhere in DEEWR, and left to rot for making such a pathetic claim.

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