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.
I received an email from an old friend who was recently fortunate to retire. Unlike those mentioned recently in Why we Lie, this friend seems to be relishing the new role. In all of my years in this ... Read More
Recently, a paralegal sent an email to the deputy chief judge. It was marked as a priority (!). The email said (essentially):
"Good morning Judge Langham, Mr. __________ and Mr. _________ are not available, ... Read More
Science is fascinating. There is ample evidence that it is not always correct. The acceptance of geocentricity, vitalism, the four humors, and more illustrate how wrong scientists have gotten things over the ... Read More
Some interesting dietary information (not advice) for my readers. Factually, I am a big proponent of fresh fruits and vegetables (shocking and unprecedented, right?). I am not a big fan of processed foods ... Read More
This blog has previously addressed the challenges we may face from lack of rest in I'm Tired, You Tired? Fatigue has implications for us, and can raise safety concerns. In Risks for Attorneys, a ... Read More
An interesting decision was recently rendered by the New York Appellate Court, Third Division in Cannetti v. Darr Construction Equipment Corp., 2019 NY Slip Op 05028 [173 AD3d 1493].
The dispute ... Read More
The process of litigation is instigated with a document that seeks something. In criminal law a complaint or indictment, in civil a complaint, and in workers' compensation a claim or petition. Those all tend ... Read More
I was provided an Overview of 2018 Florida First DCA Cases, which was presented recently. The statistics about the Florida First District Court were interesting to me and might be to others.
In ... Read More
The California Second District Court of Appeal recently rendered Fisher v. Channing, Case - B292689 (Cal. App. 2d 2019). The relationship is only tangential to workers' compensation, but the tale is ... Read More