Dubious Certificate of Fitness in disability claims

Monday, January 15, 2018, 11:31 p.m.  By: Atty Dennis R. Gorecho The Supreme Court warned companies from issuing dubious Certificate of Fitness which it described as “a ploy that aims to take advantage of the worker’s lack of sufficient legal knowledge and his desperate circumstances” The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a young seafarer

Definitive assessment of a seafarer’s disability

4:00 am Wednesday, August 30, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho A seafarer is considered as suffering permanent total disability if the medical statement of the company doctor is devoid of any definitive declaration as to the seafarer’s capacity to return to work or at least a categorical and final degree of disability. For the courts and labor

The 120/240 day rule on seafarer’s disability cases

12:36 am Tuesday, July 11, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho The number of days under medication is a significant element in determining the disability benefits of a seafarer who was a medically repatriated. The seafarer’s standard employment contract of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)    enumerates under Section 20(A) (3) the three classes of benefits the

Pre-Employment Medical Examination (PEME) and pre-existing illnesses

2:29 am Friday, June 2, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho According to the International Labor Organization (ILO),  the aim of the  Pre -Employment Medical Examination (PEME)  is to ensure that the seafarer being examined is medically fit to perform his or her routine and emergency duties at sea and is not suffering from any medical condition

Cancer and Filipino seafarers

5:08 am Thursday, May 25, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho Seafarers are exposed to occupational risk factors, as well as environmental risk factors, as part of their normal everyday activities since they spend a large part of their lives at sea. Most seafarers live and work under extremely hazardous conditions that can cause serious short-term

Medical attention on board ship

1:50pm February 10, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho           The experience of a Korean seafarer posted by Humans at Sea  focused on inaction of the owner after he suffered an accident while on board the vessel during the effectivity of his employment contract. The owner refused to send him to a doctor despite

Heartache

12:43 am Tuesday, January 31, 2017 By: Atty. Dennis R. Gorecho A job of a seafarer is not exactly a walk in the park. One with a heart condition is “a walking time bomb ready to explode towards the end of his employment days.” Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term to describe conditions of the

Pagrereport sa loob ng Tatlong Araw kung Medically-Repatriated

MAYROON bang exception sa requirement na napapaloob sa Philippine Overseas Employment Administration – Standard Employment Contract (POEA-SEC) na ang isang marino ay dapat sumailalalim sa post-employment medical examination na isasagawa ng company-designated physician sa loob ng tatlong working days pagkabalik sa Pilipinas? Ang sagot ay OO. Ayon sa Section 20 (B) ng POEA-SEC, sa sitwasyon

Disability due to Accident

Tinig ng Marino – July -August 2014 ATTY. AUGUSTO R. BUNDANG Head, Litigation and Seafarers Department Sapalo Velez Bundang and Bulilan Law Offices   Is the injury suffered by the seafarer the result of an “accident” thereby entitling him to higher disability benefits under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)? This is the question posed in

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