Always one for promoting educational opportunities to the clients of the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., I was fortunate to have been given a brochure for “La Voz of Loudoun” at a recent road race. According to the web site, La Voz is a community based organization acting as a conduit between the Hispanic/Latino population, government agencies and other groups in order to promote self-sufficiency through outreach, education, advocacy, and programs that strengthen family networks. Evening classes take place in central Leesburg, as well as at the Sterling Public Library in Eastern Loudoun County, not far from the Landau Law Shop
Clients will tell you that I frequently remind injured workers and their families to “make use of the time” that they are kept out of work by their doctors so that they can proeprly heal. Using the time for education, re-training and literacy skills are all smart investments. Do not just sit in front of the television. You will be sorry if you do. Get up, get out and learn something, keep to a routine, and make your mind better while your body heals. Then, once your doctor allows you back to light duty or part time work, you will not feel “stale” and unready. Instead, you may make yourself a better, more valuable worker by virtue of what you have learned and done during the time you were out on disability.