The purpose of this book is to give the reader an inside view into the nuts and bolts of a workers’ compensation claim. It is not meant to be an exhaustive or complete analysis or even a “how-to” book. Life is very short to begin with, and many clients would be much happier, and their cases would go much smoother if they spoke with and even hired an attorney early on in the process. Attorneys can sometimes prevent dire mistakes from happening, instead of trying to fixing the problem once it has happened. Try to think of us as no different from a doctor, mechanic, chef, or computer repair person as you read through this book. An ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure in many instances. We also know where the land mines and dead bodies are buried.