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Merchant Seamen Compensation Act

Version of section 26 from 2002-12-31 to 2013-10-29:

Marginal note:Employer to give notice

  •  (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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