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.
An unheralded recent decision of the Florida First District Court was rendered in August 2020: Guerlande v. Delray Beach Fairfield Inn and Suites, Case No. 1D19-2104 (August 19, 2020). The decision ... Read More
Not breaking news, but COVID-19 is impacting us all.
Everyone is familiar with various intrusions of COVID-19/Sars-CoV-2. There are mask requirements, restaurant closures, videoconferences, social ... Read More
This blog occasionally departs from the workers' compensation specific and focuses upon the law. Other times, it narrows the focus to those we entrust with the law. Recent Examples are The New Miranda ... Read More
This time of year is replete with hurricane threats. Over many years, I have become accustomed to the variety of emotions that surround these events. There may be corollary to the five stages of ... Read More
It is hard to believe that it has been a month, but the Division of Workers' Compensation released its September COVID-19 report on Monday, covering the data available through August 31, 2020. As noted in ... Read More
Over is a challenging term to some. There may be a reluctance to accept it. Over has been the topic of a few lyricists over the years. Sugar Ray (2001) asked "When it's over, Is it really over?" Loverboy ... Read More
Recently, Forbes questioned the efficacy of fever screening in Why Fever, Temperature Checks Are Inacurate Ways to Screen for Coronavirus. In March 2020 there was not a thermometer to be found in ... Read More
There has recently been a great deal of discussion regarding occupational disease in workers' compensation. The Florida Court explained the Florida standard extensively in two decisions late in 2019, ... Read More