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.
In 2020, you should be thinking about cybersecurity.
What is the hot topic for 2020? There are many subjects on the minds of workers' compensation professionals. It can be hard to keep up without ... Read More
The subject of narcotics was addressed by the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division in Martin v. Newark Public Schools, No. 2011-17344 (October 2019). It is another of those cases that was not ... Read More
A great many years ago, a lawyer named Louis Brandeis wrote:
“Recent inventions and business methods call attention to the next step which must be taken for the protection of the person, and for ... Read More
Hearsay is a legal maxim that challenges even the best trial attorneys from time to time. The general prohibition on, and definition of, hearsay are in Better Understanding the Hearsay Rule from ... Read More
The Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims has authority to impose sanctions. References thereto are in sections 440.32, 440.33(1), (2), 440.45(1)(a), (4), Florida Statutes. The Process for imposing ... Read More
A vexing legal concept is the requirement for trials to be conclusions. Once a trial has occurred and the facts have been evaluated and adjudicated, re-litigating those facts is seen at worst as pure ... Read More
For about a decade, the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims has presented an annual educational seminar in Tallahassee. Most of these have been held at the First District Court of Appeal ... Read More
It is the season for us to focus upon resolutions. The nature and drive for that pattern in our behavior was the topic of The New Year Dawns and we Ponder Goals on WorkCompCentral on New Year's Eve. Since ... Read More
There have been fluctuations in the experience on the Florida workers' compensation bench. I noted this in April 2018. As the OJCC contemplated the retirement of Judge Lazzara, one of the longest-serving ... Read More
Iowans Aren't Buying Medicare for All
There’s a big problem with Sen Bernie Sanders’ Single Payer plan. [I think it is Sen Warren’s plan too, but she’s dithering these days.]
Nope, not the cost, not the “gubmint ...