maintenance and cure


maintenance and cure
A term of the maritime law the real meaning of which is maintenance and care. The duty to make provision for maintenance and cure is annexed as an inseparable incident to the relation of a seaman and his employers. The right of such maintenance is not restricted to those cases where the seaman's employment is the cause of his illness. Moreover, the obligation may continue after the termination of the voyage in which an injury is sustained or an illness begins. Calmar S.S. Corp. v Taylor, 82 L Ed 993, 303 US 525, 58 S Ct 651.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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