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(My Fox DC)   Sorry, you can't get worker's comp if you injure yourself while having sex on a business trip. Nice try though   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 25
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2013-10-30 02:21:35 AM
Dammit!  This happened to me just last week.
 
2013-10-30 02:23:26 AM
All my business trips were with male co-workers, so I'm ok with this.
 
2013-10-30 03:55:16 AM
Actually, you can. Here in the US.

The standard they use is a simple "Was the trip caused by business?", the reason being that if the employee had not been on the trip, he would not have been doing whatever he was doing when he got injured.
 
2013-10-30 03:56:05 AM
You can in my business.

/Pornographer
 
2013-10-30 03:57:04 AM
Guess it should boil down to: "Did the sex cause the lamp to fall on her face?"
 
2013-10-30 04:01:26 AM
Depends on your business model.
 
2013-10-30 04:06:56 AM

NormallyTechnos: Actually, you can. Here in the US.

The standard they use is a simple "Was the trip caused by business?", the reason being that if the employee had not been on the trip, he would not have been doing whatever he was doing when he got injured.


So you only have sex while on business trips?
 
2013-10-30 04:10:29 AM

illannoyin: You can in my business.

/Pornographer


Wouldn't that only apply to the pornographees and and not the pornographer?
 
2013-10-30 04:11:15 AM
But what if you test sex toys for a living?
 
2013-10-30 04:17:11 AM

RatMaster999: Guess it should boil down to: "Did the sex cause the lamp to fall on her face?"


While reading through the article and thinking a bit about it, this is precisely the same conclusion I came to as well.
 
2013-10-30 04:58:29 AM

RatMaster999: Guess it should boil down to: "Did the sex cause the lamp to fall on her face?"


The way this story has been reported in Australian media, the couple could not say whether or not they made contact with the light fitting.

Must have been pretty good sex.
 
2013-10-30 05:12:43 AM

Archie Goodwin: So you only have sex while on business trips?


Ha, ha.

Say you went on a business trip and did something stupid, like smoke crack with a hooker who proceeds to rob and stab you. Seems like a clear cut "Hey, dumbass? Don't hire prostitutes and smoke crack with them." ruling from a judge, right?

Nope. The Supreme Court decided that "..a commercial traveler is regarded as acting within the course of his employment during the entire period of his travel upon his employer's business. His acts in traveling, procuring food and shelter are all incidents of the employment, and where injuries are sustained during the course of such activities, the Workmen's Compensation Act applies.".

Combine that with the various state and federal rulings that say "Whether or not the employee was occupying the room for an immoral and unlawful purpose of his own, he was also occupying it as a necessary incident of his employment." and bang! Payday.
 
2013-10-30 06:02:13 AM
Is there anything more entitled or useless than a government employee?
 
2013-10-30 06:09:20 AM
..so there I was working from home when the Mrs got a bit frisky while I was in the bedroom fetching my business phone charger.

Anyway...to cut a long story short, in the throes of passion I kicked the radiator pipe, it fractured and the water damage affected both upstairs and downstairs.

Aaand... my whole house now needs redecorating, the carpets and furniture replacing, the 42" TV is dead, as is my personal laptop, mobile phone, tablet and my son's gaming console. Then there's the broadband/wifi router, home media server and surround sound system.

Sooo...Mr Boss, if I have the bills sent to work....??

/What do you reckon?
//Worth a chance??
///Could happen!?
 
2013-10-30 06:25:29 AM
Maybe Scarface will be more careful whilst engaging in such activities next time. If there is a next time.
 
2013-10-30 07:22:31 AM
So the decision was overturned?  o_O

If she was, then it would have hit her on the back of her head instead of the face.

/crikey
 
2013-10-30 07:35:06 AM

NormallyTechnos: Archie Goodwin: So you only have sex while on business trips?

Ha, ha.

Say you went on a business trip and did something stupid, like smoke crack with a hooker who proceeds to rob and stab you. Seems like a clear cut "Hey, dumbass? Don't hire prostitutes and smoke crack with them." ruling from a judge, right?

Nope. The Supreme Court decided that "..a commercial traveler is regarded as acting within the course of his employment during the entire period of his travel upon his employer's business. His acts in traveling, procuring food and shelter are all incidents of the employment, and where injuries are sustained during the course of such activities, the Workmen's Compensation Act applies.".

Combine that with the various state and federal rulings that say "Whether or not the employee was occupying the room for an immoral and unlawful purpose of his own, he was also occupying it as a necessary incident of his employment." and bang! Payday.


Wow.
So you could potentially go on a business trip, order in a $1000/hour hooker and spend 6 hours enjoying it. Walk to the shower after she leaves, then slip and fall from exhaustion. Hit your head and sue for comp. Bingo!
 
2013-10-30 08:23:45 AM
I don't know why it got overturned. As the lower court pointed out, if she'd just been playing cards and a light had fallen and hit her, she'd be entitled to compensation. What activity she was engaged in shouldn't be relevant unless said activity was the cause of the injury.
 
2013-10-30 09:17:42 AM

Slives: Wow.
So you could potentially go on a business trip, order in a $1000/hour hooker and spend 6 hours enjoying it. Walk to the shower after she leaves, then slip and fall from exhaustion. Hit your head and sue for comp. Bingo!


You don't sue for comp.  It's not like some pay day that would pay for the hooker.

You'd just get your medical bills paid and your salary or percentage of it while you sat at home recovering.
 
2013-10-30 09:21:04 AM

Archie Goodwin: NormallyTechnos: Actually, you can. Here in the US.

The standard they use is a simple "Was the trip caused by business?", the reason being that if the employee had not been on the trip, he would not have been doing whatever he was doing when he got injured.

So you only have sex while on business trips?


Well duh... I can't exactly have sex at home with my wife there.
 
2013-10-30 10:15:10 AM

scottnance: Is there anything more entitled or useless than a government employee?


Yup. Many of them here use the name "Tea Party".
 
2013-10-30 10:38:07 AM
There must be more to this story. The only reason I can see sex entering into it is if that activity caused the light to fall.
What is the hotels responsibility here?
 
2013-10-30 05:04:56 PM

scottnance: Is there anything more entitled or useless than a government employee?


A corporate employee who think he's entitled to a government contract?

lelio: There must be more to this story. The only reason I can see sex entering into it is if that activity caused the light to fall.
What is the hotels responsibility here?


Not really, it's one of those cases that gets brought up time to time - legally is correct, public opinion mainly just facepalms.
 
2013-10-30 11:40:39 PM

broadsword: A corporate employee who think he's entitled to a government contract?


Zing!!
 
2013-10-31 12:13:32 PM

MugzyBrown: Slives: Wow.
So you could potentially go on a business trip, order in a $1000/hour hooker and spend 6 hours enjoying it. Walk to the shower after she leaves, then slip and fall from exhaustion. Hit your head and sue for comp. Bingo!

You don't sue for comp.  It's not like some pay day that would pay for the hooker.

You'd just get your medical bills paid and your salary or percentage of it while you sat at home recovering.


Man...is the salary reimbursement only if you are a full time worker?

I had to use workmans comp working as a cook in college.  Bunch of flaming olive oil splashed on my face...I worked for like 15 more minutes (it was the Friday rush and I was the head entree chef at the time) and after double checking with my manager that workmans comp would cover anything they give me at the emergency room, I clocked out and went straight to the hospital.  Got a shot of morphine, a cold compress, and lay on a bed in the triage room for something like 2 hours (2 great hours, holy crap morphine...I had no idea!) and was given a prescription for some pretty good pain pills for the next couple weeks, plus a cream to prevent infection while the burns healed.

The thing is, could I have argued to be paid for the rest of the shift that I missed?  Or the shift I couldn't work the next day? I was always short on cash at the time and that extra $50-100 would have been awesome!

/I had a blister the size of a nickel
//On my eyelid
/Kind of looked like two-face actually as I was half-turned away when the oil exploded at me...couldn't shave for 3 weeks
 
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