Seafarer’s stress and stroke

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 01/23/2019

A seafarer who suffered stroke on board the vessel must be compensated due to work-related stress. In the case of Magsaysay Mitsui OSK Marine, Inc. v. Bengson (G.R. No. 198528, October 13, 2014) disregarded the employer’s claim that…

Seafarer’s repatriation on compassionate grounds

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 01/16/2019

 As a general rule, the employment of the seafarer shall cease when the he  completes his period of contractual service aboard the ship, signs-off from the ship and arrives at the point of hire. Similarly, a seafarer’s…

Osteoarthritis as a compensable seafarer’s illness

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 10/29/2018

Degenerative changes of the spine, also known as osteoarthritis, is considered as a work-related. due to the seafarer’s performance of tasks that clearly involved unduly heavy physical labor and joint strain. A job of a seafarer is…

Dubious Certificate of Fitness in disability claims

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/16/2018

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…

Standard cadet training agreement

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 04/09/2018

Newspapers reported that a major fire broke out on board Maersk Honam last 6 March 2018 at 15:20 GMT, while the vessel was in the Arabian Sea which resulted to the death of two Filipino cadets from…

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