Merchant Seamen Compensation Act
Marginal note:Employer to give notice
26 (1) Every employer shall, unless relieved by order of the Board, within sixty days after the happening of an accident to a seaman in his employment by which the seaman is disabled from performing his duties or which necessitates medical aid, notify the Board in writing of
(a) the happening of the accident and its nature,
(b) the time of the accident,
(c) the name and address of the seaman,
(d) the place of the accident, and
(e) the medical aid received by the seaman following the accident,
and shall furnish such further information respecting any accident or claim to compensation as the Board may require.
Marginal note:Board may relieve employer
(2) The Board may by order relieve any employer from compliance with subsection (1) to the extent provided in the order.
Marginal note:Failure to comply
(3) Every person who contravenes or fails to comply with subsection (1) is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both.
Marginal note:Consent of Board
(4) No proceedings shall be taken against any person under this section without the consent of the Board.
- R.S., c. M-11, s. 25
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