In construing ‘seamen,’ who are excluded from the provisions of the Employers’ Liability Act 1880, the Court is not in any way fettered by the definition of ‘seamen’ in the Merchant Shipping Act 1854. A ‘seaman’ is one who is by vocation a seafaring man, and who is at work connected with his duties as a seafaring man.
Lord Chancellor (Loreburn), Lords Macnaghten, Atkinson, Collins, and Sha
 UKHL 623, 47 SLR 623
England and Wales
Updated: 25 April 2022; Ref: scu.619778