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.
A headline in the summer of 2018 caught my eye. Fox News reported Exercise and obesity both on the rise in America. As one who has struggled with weight for decades, and for whom exercise is a ... Read More
The January 2019 issue of the National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary's Lex and Verum includes an intriguing article regarding attorney fees: How Many Slices are in a Twelve ... Read More
In recent years, I have seen the Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation programs at various conferences. Their programs include the motivational, but also substantive topics of interest to ... Read More
October 2018 brought some important amendments to various Florida Rules of Court. On October 25, 2018, the Supreme Court of Florida issued In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, the ... Read More
We near the end of 2018. It is time for you to consider resolutions for 2019, and this post is a suggestion. Recent months have brought cascading news regarding disasters. From eastern U.S. hurricanes to ... Read More
In October 2018 the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal rendered its decision in Barber v. Louisiana Workforce Commission, et. al. (this has not been released for publication yet, and is ... Read More
The Florida workers' compensation marketplace was recently introduced again (This blog introduced the concept in July 2015: Another Unconstitutional Statute - and its not Florida) to the idea of ... Read More
Ten Light Duty Work Ideas So you have decided to provide some light duty or transitional work for injured workers to decrease wage loss expense. First of all, congratulations! This is the first step in decreasing claims costs. ...