A Conversation with OFW Ronaldo Jaime – An Occupational Injury Case in Riyadh

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A Conversation with OFW Ronaldo JaimeAn Occupational Injury Case in Riyadh

Ronaldo Jaime
May 14th, 10:37pm

Gud pm. Sir Henry/Sir Roland, Salamat sa mga naitulong nyo sa akin. Kanina nanggaling na ako sa GOSI. Natapos na rin evaluation ko. Medyo di ko maintindihan nakasulat dahil Arabic pero what is Clear to me ay may nakasulat na 18%. I-verify pa rin ng Company Representative namin. Pinabasa ko sa kanila. Pasyal sila sa GOSI next week para i-verify yung exact amount. pEro Base sa itinuro nyo sa akin computation kung 18% nga siya. Medyo maganda naibigay sa akin. Sana nga po malaking tulong yun sa pamilya ko. Salamat ulit sa inyo sa lahat ng bumubuo ng Patnubay.

Patnubay Online

hi nald. so maganda.. magkano ang matatanggap mo based sa  computation mo? please tell bryan din para magkaroon say ng idea. tell him na mas malaki ang percentage sa kanya dahil spine injury sya.

Ronaldo Jaime

Kaya nga Sir> Based sa Computation ko Correct me if Im wrong… 18% x 3000 SAR x 60 months = 32400. Base yan sa hindi updated na sweldo ko. Hindi ko lang sure Sir alam kung Fix o constant ba yung 60 months. 34 years old pa lang ako. Sinabi ko nga kay Bryan kanina na natapos na ako para ma encourage ko sya.

Ronaldo Jaime

Tama ba Sir?

Patnubay Online

Masha’Allah, correct..

Ronaldo Jaime
Jun 21st, 6:32pm

Gud pm Sir.  Ok na yung insurance ko. Na claim ko na yung tseke para sa disability ko last week amounting to 32400 SAR. Tama yung computation natin dati. 3000 x 18% x 60 months. Nai-settle ko na rin yung mga checks ko na isinauli sa company amounting to almost 17K ( 7 checks for 6.5 months allowance ). Kumpleto naman sweldo ko each month kaya nung ni-request nila na i-return ko sa company di na ako tumutol.

Tuloy na bakasyon ko . Nakapagpabook na ako ng ticket.

Patnubay Online

Alhamdulillah!

Pagdating mo sa pinas magclaim ka rin ng accident benefit from OWWA at iparefund mo sa Philhealth yong bill ng hospital kung sakaling pagbigyan ka ng hospital..

Tingan natin kung kayang tapatan ng OWWA at Philhealth yong sa GOSI ng Saudi Government na  libre ang membership ng worker. 

Ronaldo Jaime

Wala ko nakuha resibo e. Di ako binigyan ng hospital naka 4 na request ako saka nag email din ako sa kanila. Wala.

Patnubay Online

kasi ang GOSI ang pagbigyan ng resibo kasi sila ang nagbayad.

Ronaldo Jaime

Kaya paduguan nito pag claim sa PhilHealth. Pahirap sa atin mga OFW. Wala ako maiproduce na resibo o statement of account kahit ilang Milyong Piso katumbas noon sa Riyals nagastos sa akin. Alam naman natin barya lang makukuha natin doon.

Patnubay Online

wag pala tayong makalimot na magpapasalamat sa ating Tagpaglikha nald ha. at isama mo kami sa inyong mga dasal.

Ronaldo Jaime

Yun ang di ko nakakalimutan. Siya lang kinapitan ko noong nasa Hospital dumating man sa puntong na depressed ako pero hindi ko Siya kinuwestiyon. Maraming Salamat sa Inyong lahat.

ABS CBN News Article
Why GOSI is important for OFWs in Saudi
ABS-CBNnews.com
03/11/2014

SAUDI ARABIA – Two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who met work-related accidents on different occasions are getting medical treatment for free, thanks to the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) in Riyadh.

“Kng putulin man sya, ano pa yong pwede kong gawin yong para sa buhay ko o paano ako makakatulong para sa pamilya ko? Pero talagang napakasakit na mawalan ka lang ng isang daliri. Isang daliri sa paa ang sakit sakit na, yong mawalan ka pa ng buong paa?” said Ronald Jaime.

Jaime was injured when the bucket of a payloader driven by a foreign co-worker accidentally fell on his right foot. Instead of amputating the whole foot, doctors just removed his big toe.

His hospitalization cost about a half a million Riyals which thankfully was shouldered by GOSI.

Like him, Brian Tolentino also suffered work-related injury when a big portion of the ground gave in and fell on his foot and waist while fixing pipes on a canal.

“Eto ako ngayon, di makatayo, di makalakad, ang hirap tumagilid,” said Tolentino who worked as a pipe fitter.

His first operation already cost an equivalent of P5 million which was also paid by GOSI.

Tolentino said he gets stronger whenever a friend or town mate from Batangas visits him in the hospital. Advocacy group Patnubay posted his picture on Facebook after the accident.

Patnubay also advised all OFWs in the Kingdom to ensure that their companies are active GOSI contributors.

Since they are GOSI-insured, the 2 first-timer OFWs in Saudi Arabia still receive their monthly salary from their companies.

“Kung ikaw nagi-ingat ka, pero yung kasama mo hindi nagi-ingat, bale-wala rin. Dapat pare-pareho kayong nagi-ingat, lahat kayo,” said Jaime.

As for Tolentino, “Naniniwala [ako] na makakalakad uli ako, makakapagtrabaho ulit, kaso hindi na po dito, ayoko na dito.”

Tolentino prays for his immediate recovery so he could soon be reunited with his family in the Philippines.

Jaime has been discharged from the hospital. He will continue his therapy at his company.

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