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?
The seafarer failed to observe the third-doctor referral provision in the POEA-SEC. Was her claim of total permanent disability benefit granted?
In case the doctor appointed by the seafarer disagrees with the assessment of the company-designated physician, who has the duty to secure the opinion of a third doctor?
The seafarer filed his complaint for permanent total disability benefits after the company-designated physician declared the him fit to work. Will his complaint prosper?
Should the seafarer initiate the third doctor referral process?