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How much specie or money would be awarded to a pirate who lost their right leg?

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2014-01-17 00:40:46

In almost all cases, nothing. Ambulance-chasing lawyers did not

yet exist. Pirates were outlaws, so no Government ever felt obliged

to give them anything. Your captain would only say that this was an

occupational hazard. And since in those days the loss of a leg gave

you a 99.5% chance of losing your life in the next few days because

of gangrene, staying alive at all was probably the biggest reward a

pirate would get.


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