A Seafarer’s Cause of Action Arises Upon His Disembarkation from the Vessel

The employers denied liability for permanent total disability benefits, arguing that the seafarer had finished his employment contract without any medical issue.

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Company-designated Physician’s Failure to Arrive at a Final Assessment of the Seafarer’s Fitness to Work

A work-related injury is deemed total and permanent by operation of law when the company-designated physician fails to arrive at a final assessment of the seafarer’s fitness to work within the 120/240-day treatment period following his repatriation.

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