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.
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
It has been a few years since I took the bench in Pensacola, over 16 of them to be precise. A great deal has changed in Florida workers' compensation over that period. And, perhaps there are things that ... Read More
In November, WorkCompCentral reported an Officer Fights for Benefits for Injury Sustained During Charity Basketball Game, The litigation is in Alabama, which provides some uniqueness. But the issue of ... Read More
A recent Tennessee Supreme Court case affirmed death benefits awarded to a widow. Holbert v. JBM Incorporated, E2017-00324-SC-R3-WC, is interesting as an illustration of occupational exposure. ... Read More
I recently noted issues with the independent investigation by a judge in The Sleuthing Judge. I have also previously written about the prevalence of appellate decisions citing such dubious sources as ... Read More
I recently wrote about a Florida attorney who was disbarred. It was a troubling tale of promises not kept, misrepresentations, and a Florida system that decided it would be better off without the ... Read More
WorkCompCentral recently reported "Commission Was Improper Venue for Debate on Settlement Going Toward Child Support." The situation arose in Maryland, when an injured worker settled his entitlement to ... Read More
Ask a Stupid Question…. We spend a lot of time in the workers’ compensation industry griping about jurisdictional forms. They are often complex, and some are poorly designed with fields too small to accommodate the ...