Maritime Injury

Should something happen and a sailor ends up with a maritime injury, the ship's owner has a "duty to cure." This duty calls for a ship owner to give free medical treatment, to a seaman who is harmed during his service on the ship, until he has progressed to "maximum medical cure." The "duty to cure" includes the responsibility to supply crewmembers with the necessary medications and/or medical devices, which will help with their discomfort and anxiety. Seeking out a legal professional after the crewmember has made it back to shore would prove to be a wise decision.

Fast Facts

  • Article VI of the Rules of Oleron, written around 1160 A.D., sets in motion the doctrine of maintenance and cure for maritime injury law.
  • A shipmate can lose his right to "maintenance" while the "duty to cure" is still in effect.

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