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TO APPEAL OR NOT TO APPEAL

TO APPEAL OR NOT TO APPEALBy: Kevin L. Connors, Esquire In a recent Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decided on June 14, 2016, in Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund ...

Kill the Pain and Kill the Claim? Opioid Drug Therapy: Aiming to Relieve Pain But Increasing the Duration of Disability?

The speakers for this 2016 WCI conference session include: Moderator: Nat Levine, Independent Medical Practice Consultant, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Speaker: Marcos A. Iglesias, MD, MMM, FAAFP, FACOEM, Vice President ...

Perspectives and Respect

I recently attended a seminar of professionals. An audience member interjected during a program and added to the conversation. The presenter's reaction was unenthusiastic, condescending, ...

Creating an Advocacy-Based Claims Model

Advocacy is one of the most talked about concepts within the industry and holds the potential for redefining the claims process as we know it ...

Bureaucracy in Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is one of the most highly-regulated lines of insurance. This session at WCI’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference reviewed how these state variations ...

Talent Attraction, Training and Retention in the Workforce

Talent attraction, retention and training are among the industry’s most promising opportunities and an influx of new professionals is paramount to the long-term success of ...

State of the Workers’ Compensation Market

The keynote speakers for this 2016 WCI session were Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis at Safety National and Kimberly George, Senior Vice President, ...

Advancing Pain Treatment

Startling statistics, trends and illustrations reveal an undeniable prescription drug problem in the United States. This session at WCI’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference focused ...

“Comp Talks” - Three Powerful Sessions in One Hour

“Comp Talks 2016” featured three women in risk management who discussed their formulas for success in developing and maintaining winning risk management programs. The speakers ...

Driving Value Through Quality Healthcare

Quality healthcare is an important component to injury recovery and return to work. The right care from the right provider at the right time has ...

Developing an Effective Safety Training Program

The speaker for this 2016 WCI session was Normagene Dmytriw, CPSI, CPLP, Senior Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Broward County Government, Risk Management Safety and Occupational ...

Using Data to Drive Operational Solutions

Claims management is a data-driven business. In this session at WCI’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, panelists highlighted the outlook related to data for managing ...

2025 Outlook: Forecasts and Predictions from the CEO’s Desk

It is interesting and also imperative to look beyond today’s service demands and activities and project well into the future to anticipate needs and opportunities ...

Improving the Image of Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation has come under the public eye in a very negative way. Yet, there really are success stories and other vignettes where workers’ compensation ...

Winning Strategies for Workers’ Compensation Risk Management

This session at WCI’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference highlighted program strategies from the three winners of the 2016 Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management ...

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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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