Spinal conditions  as compensable work-related illnesses

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 10/19/2021

A seafarer’s spinal illness  is considered compensable due to strenuous activities on board the vessel that could have led to or at least aggravated his work-related medical conditions. The Supreme Court used this rationale in granting  total permanent…

Seafarer’s arthritis as a compensable work-related illness

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 11/24/2020

Arthritis is considered as compensable work-related illness for seafarers  who performed tasks onboard  the vessel  that involved unduly heavy physical labor and joint strain. The most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The typical symptoms of…

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…

Arthritis and its many forms

11/03/2014

When 80 percent of Filipinos develop some degree of arthritis by the age of 60, you have to wonder why the condition is even considered a disease. Maybe we should just think of it as a natural…

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