Vocation Rehabilitation! I suspect that those 2 words just made you scroll to the bottom for the picture. So, let me make this short and relevant to our clients’ claims.
In 1984, a Canadian farmer began renting advertising space on his cows… and businesses bought. He had the foresight to look for other avenues of income.
In Virginia, a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist can testify as an expert on what someone lost as a result of their injuries. They testify about work capacity and loss of opportunity. It is up to the jury to believe whether it is a realistic damage of the case.
A person may be working as a waiter but was planning on being a cabinetmaker. After their injuries, they are unable to do the physical labor. So, the jury can receive testimony on what the person could have made, if physically able to pursue their desired vocation of becoming a craftsman in cabinetry. Lost opportunity and lost income.
It reminds me of the story of actor Steve McQueen. He was taking karate lessons and encouraged his teacher to pursue acting. So, kickboxing champion Chuck Norris was motivated to pursue acting! He was able to pursue his dream without physical limitation.
And for pic o’ day… one of my yearly favorites: