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.
Florida has a fairly stringent set of requirements for specificity in a workers' compensation petition. Those requirements are sometimes a complication in specific instances. Recently, a registered user ... Read More
I recently came across a story about a federal judge in Miami. The issue is totally unrelated to workers' compensation, but it involves judicial behavior. It is noteworthy for several reasons. It all arose ... Read More
Several times in the last few months, a big deal has been made in the press about someone's final 10-7. That is a radio call police use to inform of their "end of shift." There was one in Sarasota in ... Read More
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently rendered an interesting decision in Davis v. Louisiana-Pacific Corp., A17A1726 (February 27, 2018). The case illustrates two points worthy of remembering in the ... Read More
Pat Benetar belted out the lyrics
It's a little too little, it's a little too late
I'm a little too hurt and there's nothin' left that I've gotta say
They remind me that the passage of time may not heal ... Read More
The West Virginia Supreme Court recently undertook examination of an issue that some may perceive as less than consequential. Some harbor an expectation that appellate courts will generally be engaged in ... Read More
A recent news story reminded me of "heart attack" cases in Florida. I recall trying to explain Florida heart attack law to many clients years ago in my practice. Recently, an accountant was summoned by ... Read More
A couple of news pieces caught my attention recently, and a connection began to form in my brain. The first was through a tweet from @TheGIRLATTORNEY with a link to a blog post about workplace ... Read More
Hurricane season begins June 1, 2018. It is time to think and prepare. A recount of 2017 may help us remember.
On September 5, 2017, the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims began to post ... Read More
2018 Workers' Comp Best Blogs Announced Sarasota, FL (WorkersCompensation.com) – The winners of the third annual Best Blogs contest for the workers' compensation industry were announced today on WorkersCompensation.com. The contest is ...