The third doctor in this case declared the claimant’s unfitness to work as a seafarer. Should the claimant be granted total permanent disability benefits?
Why was this manning agency not held liable for the seafarer’s claims despite having executed an Affidavit of Assumption of Responsibility?
The employer claims to have informed the seafarer of his disability rating. Learn why the Supreme Court still awarded the seafarer permanent total disability benefits.
The employer asserted that the seafarer failed to follow the third doctor referral procedure under the POEA SEC. Did the Supreme Court consider the assertion meritorious?
Note the significance of the company-designated physician’s duty to provide a final and definite medical assessment.
The accused pointed out that the POEA certification (which the trial court relied on in convicting him of the crime of illegal recruitment in large scale) was not authenticated in court by its signatory. Was this sufficient to overturn his conviction for the crime?
Find out whether the seafarer diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was granted his claim for disability benefits.
In a post-employment medical examination, the employer is obliged to conduct a meaningful and timely examination of the seafarer through its company-designated physician.
The employer argued that the lumbar problem of the seafarer came from his previous employment, for which he had already claimed total and permanent disability benefits from his previous employer. Will this stand shield the employer from paying the seafarer’s total and permanent disability benefits?
The seafarer failed to observe the third-doctor referral provision in the POEA-SEC. Was her claim of total permanent disability benefit granted?