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Florida Subcommittee to Discuss Challenges in Workers' Compensation on Wednesday, 1/25

Tallahassee, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - Florida attendees and panel members alike have been invited to a discussion of the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee on Wednesday, ...

Florida Releases Supplement Report with New Data on Litigation Trends, Attorney Fees

Tallahassee, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) - The State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings has released its Supplement 2016-2017 Annual Report of the Office of the Judges ...

Former WA Corrections Officer Jailed in $100,000 Workers' Comp Scam

Everett, WA (WorkersCompensation.com) - A former Washington state corrections officer accused of holding three jobs while claiming he was too disabled to work will serve ...

OH Prison Guard Cheats Workers' Comp System, Must Reimburse BWC

Columbus, OH (WorkersCompensation.com) - A Ross County prison guard must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation nearly $6,000 in restitution after investigators found him ...

IL Man Charged with Insurance Fraud and Forgery after Faking WC Insurance

Hackensack, NJ (WorkersCompensation.com) - Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of HENRY JARED MATHUSEK (DOB: 07/01/1976; married; and private business owner) of ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 1/23, Monday Edition

Nebraska Deputy Shot in the Line of Duty Advocates for Better First Responder Health Insurance Coverage Former Lincoln, Nebraska Deuel County deputy sheriff Mike Hutchinson lost ...

Five Things to Catch Up On: 1/22, Weekend Edition

OSHA Finds Massachusetts Auto Worker's Death Was Preventable (1/20, FRIDAY EDITION) The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated the death of an ...

US DOL Renews the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health

Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) - Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez renewed the charter of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. The Federal ...

Deborah Hutto Joins SCWCC

Columbia, SC (WorkersCompensation.com) - The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission welcomes Deborah Hutto as Commissioner Avery B. Wilkerson, Jr.’s Administrative Assistant. Ms. Hutto began employment ...

WCAB Extends Public Comment Period Until January 31 on Proposed Amendments to Board Rules

San Francisco, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has extended the public comment period for proposed rulemaking changes mandated by Senate Bill ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 1/20, Friday Edition

Tennessee Attorney Helps Reach Settlement After Two Years S. Newton Anderson, a Spicer Rudstrom (PLLC) attorney out of the Memphis office, has settled a workers' compensation ...

CA DIR Combats Workers' Comp Fraud, Stays 200,000 Liens with Claim Value of Over $1 Billion

Oakland, CA (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) today filed a report on its antifraud efforts in the California workers’ compensation system, and ...

WI Manufacturer Faces More than $219K in Penalties after 2 Workers Suffer Severe Injuries within 10 Days

Green Bay, WI (WorkersCompensation.com) - In less than 10 days in 2016, two employees at a Green Bay muffler component manufacturer suffered severe injuries as ...

Five Things You Need to Know: 1/19, Thursday Edition

Danger isn't Just for the Acrobats in Cirque Du Soleil Cirque Du Soleil performers aren't the only staff exposed to injuries on the job. The United ...

Amerisure Named One of the Best and Brightest® Companies to Work For in the Nation

Farmington Hills, MI (WorkersCompensation.com) - Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company has been named as one of the Best and Brightest® Companies to Work For in the ...

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Judge David Langham

Judge David Langham

David Langham is the Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims for the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims at the Division of Administrative Hearings. He has been involved in workers’ compensation for over 25 years as an attorney, an adjudicator, and administrator. He has delivered hundreds of professional lectures, published numerous articles on workers’ compensation in a variety of publications, and is a frequent blogger on Florida Workers’ Compensation Adjudication. David is a founding director of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary and the Professional Mediation Institute, and is involved in the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) and the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC). He is a vocal advocate of leveraging technology and modernizing the dispute resolution processes of workers’ compensation.
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