Monetary benefits; work-related illness

To be qualified for the monetary benefits, the seafarer is required to submit himself/herself to a post-employment medical examination by a company-designated physician within three working days upon his return to the Philippines, except when he is physically incapacitated to do so; the seafarer is likewise required to report regularly to the company-designated physician during the course of his treatment. (Mla. Shipmanagement & Manning, Inc. vs. Aninang, G.R. No. 217135, Jan. 31, 2018)

When the seafarer suffers work-related illness during the term of his contract, the employer shall be liable to pay for: (1) the seafarer’s wages; (2) costs of medical treatment both in a foreign port and in the Philippines until the seafarer is declared fit to work, or the disability rating is established by the company-designated physician; (3) sickness allowance which shall not exceed 120 days; and (4) reimbursement of reasonable medicine, traveling, and accommodation expenses. (Mla. Shipmanagement & Manning, Inc. vs. Aninang, G.R. No. 217135, Jan. 31, 2018)

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