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NEW YORK -- H&W Newsletter: MAP Recovery Webinar, Video Surveillance Tips, and AD Case on Reopening PPD Claims

                                           H&W New York Workers' Compensation Defense Newsletter Vol. 1, Issue 6 H&W Webinar on Medicare Advantage Plan RecoveryAppellate Division Decision Creates Challenges for ...

A Lot to Think About

Deputy Chief Judge David Langham of Compensation Claims for the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims and Division of Administrative Hearings posed  interesting questions ...

Millennial Madness

There is a new blog post called “The WorkComp Millennial.”  The post addresses a concern about the need in the workers’ compensation industry for young ...

Judicial Records are Public, But Follow the Money!

Technology affects jobs.  Currently, county and district clerks, as well as many Texas counties, are opposing a Texas Supreme Court program to create a publically ...

Attorney Fees Increase – A Long Time Coming

After decades, the DWC has finally allowed an increase in claimant’s attorney fees from $150/hour to $200/hour for attorneys, and from $50/hour to $65/hour for ...

Be in the Know – Unwritten Procedures at DWC

Those of us who attend hearings are often surprised by new procedures that are being implemented across the field offices, or old procedures that have ...

GOOD NEWS AT STONE LOUGHLIN & SWANSON

Dan Price was invited into the firm as a partner, effective January 1, 2017.  Those of you who have worked with Dan in his capacity ...

Finally, Finality – There must be an exception in there somewhere!

A hearing officer found that when the certifying doctor did not rate the entire compensable injury, the exception found in Labor Code Section 408.123(f)(1)(A) of ...

Travel Employees and Workers’ Comp Compensability Issues

Employees in the modern workforce are always on the go.  This creates a number of issues for anyone on the claims management team when an ...

3 Workers’ Comp Macro Influences In 2017

Many serious discussions took place during 2016 that required claims management teams to examine their impact on workers’ compensation costs.  While these discussions may be ...

What emerging issues in workers' compensation and OH&S are on your watch list?

I’m often asked about emerging issues in workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety.  Each perspective in this field may see a different issue or ...

Understanding The Mutual Benefit Doctrine In Workers’ Comp - NWCDN New Jersey Member

Sometimes activities that would otherwise be non-compensable are covered under the Mutual Benefit Doctrine.  That doctrine covers certain activities when there is “a clear and ...

11 Tips To Keep Aging Workers Safe, Healthy and Productive

The workforce is getting older. People are living longer, and their dollars aren’t necessarily going as far as they’d like. In 2015, 22.6 percent of ...

Police Officers and Course and Scope

A recent case from Texas is an interesting illustration of workers' compensation compensability, particularly as it relates to police officers. County of El Paso v. Orozco involved ...

South Dakota Department of Labor Holds that Change of Condition Does Not Resurrect Claim from Two Year Statute of Limitations

The South Dakota Department of Labor recently held that when a Petition for Hearing is not filed within two (2) years from the date of ...

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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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