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.
Can a party to a Florida worker's compensation case file something with the Judge and not disclose the contents of that document? There are a couple of valid points to be discussed on this general topic.
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It occurred to me recently that the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims has had a significant number of new judicial appointments in recent years. I reflected upon that as I contemplated the ... Read More
The Arkansas Court of Appeals rendered an interesting decision on March 7, 2018. The opinion caught my attention because of recent discussion about independent contractors and misclassification of workers. ... Read More
Service is a subject that fortunately does not come across my desk very often. I am hopeful that this is because service is actually effectuated in the vast majority of instances. When we say "service" we ... Read More
It is that time of year again. For the eleventh year, the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims (OJCC) joins with the Workers' Compensation Section of The Florida Bar to collect your perceptions ... Read More
There is a humorous series of videos featuring a character named Dan Doofus. His behavior and choices illustrate points relative to fire safety for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). ... Read More
Just what are the predictions? It was beautiful weather last week in Boston as I visited for the WCRI Annual Conference. A whirlwind trip in which I spent 28 short hours on the ground in Boston. I had ... Read More
I have been reflecting on progress, technology, evolving employment models, and the future of both employment and workers' compensation. On March 23, I will participate on a panel discussing these at the ... Read More
This was the title of an actual motion filed in Tennessee (an admittedly eye-catcher title). Motions are the appropriate way to seek relief in most adjudication systems. A few systems eschew the ... Read More