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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How to Extend Your Nursing Career – Four Experts Share Advice

Posted June 12, 2015

Nursing is a demanding profession, both physically and psychologically. Injuries and burnout are high in nursing. It is important for registered nurses (RNs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and orderlies to sometimes focus their care inward and pay attention to their own physical and mental health. We have collected opinions from four nurses on extending your […]

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What Needs To Change In Nursing? Four Nurses Speak Up

Posted May 20, 2015

Four nurses start the conversation on what needs to change in their profession and you can continue it. What changes would you like to see? Our work with registered nurses (RNs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and orderlies throughout the years has led us to understand that reform is needed in the nursing profession. Health care […]

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What Is The Government Doing To Protect Health Care Workers?

Posted May 5, 2015

An epidemic of injuries among nurses has spurred some government officials to consider increasing worker protection through stricter regulation. What laws aim to further health care worker safety in the near future? Nurses, certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and other health care workers suffer approximately 9,000 injuries every day, an injury rate worse than for those […]

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When Work Isn’t Safe: Breaking Down The Nursing Injury Epidemic

Posted April 24, 2015

Download this episode: On Libsyn  |  On Stitcher We’ve been in the disability insurance field for a long time, and there’s one thing we’ve noticed over the years: Nurses get injured – and those injuries often leave them disabled. Is epidemic really the appropriate term to use? It is, because these injuries are more common […]

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