I am not a chef and I do not like onions but I have been told the following: If you run cold water over an onion and knife when you are cutting, the water neutralizes the chemical in the onion and keeps you from crying.
Recently, I have had several clients continue working at their jobs, despite their injuries. Despite what the doctors’ reports and notes say. They had been put out of work by their doctor and still gone back to work. So, as part of their claim, they have little or no loss of wages from their crash.
It’s not unusual for defense attorneys or adjusters to question how hurt they really are, if their injuries don’t keep them from working. I understand that argument.
My response to them, or my explanation of ignoring the doctor, is that they had to work. They had to work for money; or for failure of losing their job; or for the simple motivation of not wanting to miss time from work.
In school, there are always teachers and students who never miss time from school. No matter, they show up. I think that same attitude carries into the work life. Some just have it in their DNA to not miss time. So, it may seem strange to ignore a doctor’s “out of work” note, but I guess that’s why it happens. Like pouring water to keep the tears away?
As you think about it, would you accept that as a juror, or think that the client should just listen to their doctor?
And since it’s the weekend blog and lots of rain could be in the forecast, here’s a Did you know? Did you know that each king in a deck of playing cards represents a king in history? Spades is King David; Clubs is Alexander the Great; Hearts is Charlemagne and Diamonds represents Julius Caesar.
And for our pic o’ day, a happy potato!