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.
There are different ways to fund workers' compensation systems. This post compares North Carolina's model to Florida's. Depending on the funding model, adjustments might be necessary as inflation occurs. ... Read More
An intriguing story ran this year in the Oklahoman, Father Blames Oklahoma Workers' Comp. The crux of the dispute is how workers' compensation benefits are delivered. The story begins with a 28 year-old ... Read More
Last October, Jon Gelman published a post about workers' compensation in New Jersey, The Inherent Judicial Power of Judges of Compensation. Jon is an attorney representing injured workers, but also a ... Read More
The world is changing around us. I had an opportunity to deliver a lecture to college students recently, and we veered from "what is so" into the "what could be." I cannot see the future of course, but I ... Read More
It was another exciting weekend in January this year. Teams from across the country gathered at the University of West Florida for the 7th Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament. I was proud to ... Read More
The workplace can be a challenge. There is work to be done, deadlines to meet, and challenges to face. And, there are coworkers. Sometimes they assist with the tasks and sometimes they can add to the ... Read More
Rousmaniere: How to Improve Surgical Outcomes Many injured workers who undergo spinal surgery fail to benefit from it. There are two main explanations. One is that the surgeon did a procedure that was not really suited for the spinal problem. ...