Captain was trying to send me to the hospital, but it was rejected by the company

My name is Eum young mo, graduate of 30th Busan National Maritime Highschool. I appealed to the public to listen to me. * Fact relation As a 2nd engineer, I was supposed to work for 6months. Because I was on a special reservist status, so I was asked by the management to work 9months. * The very day of occurrence The ship was docking at the wharf for harbors cargo-working. While the ship was getting ready, I got my ankle fractured when I fell by accident on the ship.

The captain was trying to send me to the hospital, but it was rejected by the company. So I called for the company’s supervision, and I got the respond ” It is not an argument of right and wrong. How can I change the shift with such short notice? ” After this, the ship got the permission to sail. My ankle was still fractured though and it has not recovered yet.

story-2The ship was anchored at the dock of Jiāngyīn Shì, quiet !China for 5days. I asked them to send me to the hospital, but the company said ” Don’t stir this up into a big thing. we will change your shift when we arrive back to Ulsan, Korea. ” ” There is gonna be a major inspection. Stop making such a fuss quiet!” The record is written on the log book. For 10 days ( Since the first day until we arrived back at Ulsan, Korea ), I was not able to get any prescription or medicine, even a pain reliever I did not get. The only thing that I could get from the company was pain relief patch. I even passed out all because of pain during those times . I was calling when we were about to anchor at the Ulsan dock. I asked 911 or Korea Coast Guard to get off safely. But it was rejected ( Because it might increase insurance fee ) While I got off by the cargo sling ( which they used for loading groceries or stuff ), there was strong winds and the sea was not that calm. Moreover ,o utside was very dark, and the ballast ship rolled. At the moment they lifted me with a main crane, I sprained my ankle once again. As a seaman, I believe that was beyond my call of duty.

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It was very dangerous given the situation. After I got off, My coworker and I ,who was the 2nd engineer went to the Ulsan customs. but the person in charge of our company did not come to check. And I took a taxi to the hospital accident and emergency department. At the hospital, My ankle was swollen up so much, I could not get an operation. It took a month to get an operation. It was an occupational risk, but they did not make a moving notice report, and they did not provide injury-disease compensation annuity for 6months. So, I had to pay all the medical expenses. ( The company did not report the industrial accident, instead, they provided a receipt of the national health insurance. In addition to that, they did not pay my salary, so I reported it to the Korean Maritime and Port Administration. ) *If an accident is reported to Military Manpower Administration, the duration for medical treatment will be settled as a duty for a special reservist. So the company who abused the law that they did not report a moving notice. Because of this happening, they

So the company who abused the law that they did not report a moving notice. Because of this happening, they commited an illegal act. – undeclared moving notice : 15 penalty points (2014) – illegitimacy/raw deal : 25 penalty points (2015) – illegitimacy/raw deal : 25 penalty points (2016) This case caused new guidelines for a special reservist 1242th instruction, 2015.01.09. for the embarkation duty. The company still does not fix this problem, I presented a petition to a labor supervisor in Busan Regional Office of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. The company urged me to drop charges against the company. They said, if I dropped charges, they would pay my salary. I answered, “Pay first, then I would drop the charges”.

15841444_1340289199378405_540559502_nnswered, “Pay first, then I would drop the charges”. Finally they deposited, the day before the problem got investigated By Busan Regional Office of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, it is issued as an occupational risk. The government office said, the company should take full responsibility of tha said matter as it is solely a neglect of their employee’s welfare. When I got the 2nd operation, the company sent a content-certified mail to me and the doctor, who told me that I cannot get any operation without the company’s confirmation. The doctor said that he was a person who cures and not a person who only does surgery with someone’s confirmation. ” I trusted my doctor as a patient, but the company did not. So I suggested Yonsei Severance Hospital and Samsung Medical Center as The doctor said that he was a person who cures and not a person who only does surgery with someone’s confirmation. ” I trusted my doctor as a patient, but the company did not. So I suggested Yonsei Severance Hospital and Samsung Medical Center as third party of medical team. Even the doctors said the 2nd operation is an appropriate act. I am still under the process of treatment over 35 months now, I got the operation twice in my ankle with a spinal nerve block. How can they tell me that going to the hospital is something I enjoy including the fact that I am still taking medicine and getting operations though I am just 26 years

How can they tell me that going to the hospital is something I enjoy including the fact that I am still taking medicine and getting operations though I am just 26 years old ! Two months ago I was told that the company diagrees with my thoughts regarding the matter. They hired major law firms, and made it difficult for me and that they will not agree with the surgery.They made it clear that getting an operation is out of the question. I enjoyed my embarkation as a special reservist status. But the company was never obligated to support their special reservists. They pretended to do their duty when somebody was wailing miserably. But they never apologized. There’s a saying, “All mighty is the dollar.” , they never took the moral responsibility. For

There’s a saying, “All mighty is the dollar.” , they never took the moral responsibility. For them this situation is as good as nothing. I am only someone who got injured due to the nature of my job and for them it is given. I think, there is a direct correlation between crew and company. I hope nobody will be able to go through what I had to go through .For those who will soon grauduate from the National Maritime Highschool and will be in a special reservist status in military service. I hope they would not face a vicious circle like my case. Finally, To whom it may concern The company treated their crew in a very unfair manner though the crew is a representative of the company who is in charge of transport. The first priority of inspection should be the safety of their crew, even “MLC” agreement says so.

I hope they would not face a vicious circle like my case. Finally, To whom it may concern The company treated their crew in a very unfair manner though the crew is a representative of the company who is in charge of transport. The first priority of inspection should be the safety of their crew, even “MLC” agreement says so.

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