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Mandatory Overtime and Its Impact on Nurses and CNAs

Posted July 26, 2021

Mandatory overtime, also known as forced overtime, happens when employees, including nurses and CNAs, are forced to work more hours than they had contracted to work upon hire (which is usually 40 hours per week). Forced overtime is imposed. Nurses, CNAs, and other employees cannot opt out of mandatory overtime—hence its name. While some nurses […]

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The Future of Nursing and Disability Claims

Posted June 15, 2021

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing was already one of the most sought after professions in the United States, and in 2019 ranked as the third-most in-demand of any job. Unfortunately, the profession faces some hurdles which might indicate trends in new and mounting disability claims. As seasoned nurses continue to age and populations rise, […]

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COVID Long Haulers and Disability Claims

Posted January 20, 2021

Medical and scientific professionals are learning more about COVID-19 every day and agree that having contracted the virus is not always a one-and-done matter. You or someone you know might have been diagnosed with COVID but still experience debilitating disabling symptoms long after your first ones surfaced. If you suffer from physical, cognitive or mental […]

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Tips For Overcoming Long Haul Nursing Risks

Posted October 19, 2020

Nurses employed by hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted-living facilities in California often work 12-hour shifts for four or more days a week. The volume of natural disasters, pandemics, wildfires and earthquakes in the past year has driven the demand for most nurses to work additional hours, or “long haul” shifts to meet the demands of […]

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Steps Nurses Must Know When Applying for Long-Term Disability Insurance

Posted June 22, 2020

A long-term disability is when an insured, as a result of an injury or illness cannot perform the important duties of his or her regular occupation, or in some cases is unable to do any occupation by which they are trained, educated, or suited. The COVID-19 pandemic is a devastating emerging risk in the medical […]

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Disability Insurance For Nurses: What You Need to Know

Posted January 31, 2018

Nurses and nursing professionals dedicate their lives to helping and caring for others, but the occupation has significant disability risks. In 2015, NPR published a multi-part series on the injury epidemic among hospital workers, giving us an inside look at the physical demands of the profession, the long-term effects, and the causes behind them. Although […]

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Filing a disability claim as a nurse

Posted July 14, 2016

When we bring up the topic of dangerous occupations, you might think about construction work, deep-sea diving or transporting crude oil. While all of those occupations do come with more than a moderate amount of risk, other jobs can also be dangerous. Nursing is one occupation that includes many dangers that you might not think […]

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VIDEO: How can DarrasLaw help nurses?

Posted February 1, 2016

There is no question that nurses play an important role in the recovery of many people who seek medical attention. Unfortunately, the devotion many have to their patients can place their own wellbeing at risk. When a nurse becomes ill, or is injured, and unable to perform the tasks associated with the occupation, they may […]

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OSHA Intensifies Focus On Nursing Injuries

Posted June 26, 2015

Historically, employers and government officials have done little to minimize the unacceptably high risk of arm and back injuries nurses face on a daily basis – the highest of any occupation. Lifting-related injuries have been a documented problem among the nursing workforce for more than a century, so nurses will probably be surprised to learn […]

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Infographic Displays The Plight Of American Nurses

Posted June 24, 2015

No occupation is more essential than nursing, yet nurses continue to suffer injuries more often than workers in other industries. The infographic below helps tell this story. If you are an injured health care worker and your disability insurance claim is being treated unfairly, call DarrasLaw for help. We have recovered nearly $1 billion in […]

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