The High Court has granted Comcare special leave to appeal the now infamous PVYW sex injury case.

The case has seen a Commonwealth employee awarded workers’ compensation for injuries sustained after a light fitting was torn from the wall of a motel room during sex on a business trip.

Comcare is seeking a appeal from the High Court that will reverse a previous Federal Court ruling that concluded that the injuries were sustained in the course of employment, meaning Comcare was liable to pay out comensation.

Comcare’s original appeal to the Full Federal Court in the case was dismissed in December last year.

The date for the hearing is expected to be in August this year.