Author Results for Richard Gorski

Employers’ Liability and the Victorian Seaman

By Richard Gorski

Late 19th century measures to make employers in ‘hazardous industries’ liable for workplace casualties were not extended to the shipping industry until 1906. Progress on such measures, from the Employers’ Liability Act 1880 to the Workmen’s Compensation Act 1897, reflected differing approaches of prevention and compensation and were the two principal pieces of legislation relating to […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Health at Sea | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Merchant Marines