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.
People are talking about workers' compensation, perhaps more today than ever. This is the third in an 11-post series (links to the first two are at the end of this post), that attempts to overview various ... Read More
Each year, the Florida OJCC issues an annual report documenting various metrics of litigation character and volume. Two of these are the rate at which petitions for benefits ("PFB") are being filed and ... Read More
People are talking about workers' compensation, perhaps more today than ever. This is the second in an 11-post series (the first is here, links to others are at the end of this post), that attempts to ... Read More
Courts hear cases, and they issue decisions. In appellate parlance, the review may come by appeal or by writ, recently featured in Writ Protection as Opposed to Appeal. Many times, an appellate court ... Read More
In 2007, Anna Nicole Smith was found dead in a Florida hotel. She was a high-profile Hollywood figure, whose life and death were chronicled in the American tabloid tradition. Her overdose made news, as did ... Read More
People are talking about workers' compensation, perhaps more today than ever. This is the second in an 11-post series (the first is here), that attempts to overview various perspectives heard from ... Read More
A subject about which I hear a fair number of questions is appellate review of legal interpretations made by trial judges. There is a perception that appellate courts are courts of "justice" and that their ... Read More
Celebrating Success at Comp Laude In just over two weeks many of us in the workers’ compensation industry will be headed to the Comp Laude® Awards & Gala. It is being held in San Diego, California, October 9ththru ...