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.
An interesting, but brief decision came from the Florida First District Court of Appeal in July. The Court addressed attorney fees in Clancy Co. v. Smith, Case No. 1D16-4881. This is not a workers' ... Read More
Who should make the law?
On April 20, 2016, the Florida First District Court of Appeal rendered a decision in Miles v. City of Edgewater Police Dept.,190 So.3d 171 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016). Eight days ... Read More
On April 20, 2016, the Florida First District Court of Appeal rendered a decision in Miles v. City of Edgewater Police Dept.,190 So.3d 171 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016). The factual setting involved a police ... Read More
Opioids are getting national attention. In August, the President announced that Opioids are a National Emergency. There are a fair few national emergencies unfrotunately. CNN reports that we ... Read More
There will be disagreements. People are very different from one another. Despite our differences, we are drawn together through socialization, in communities that include towns, schools, and workplaces. And, ... Read More
A day late and . . . .
We have all heard the saying. It would not be one of my blogs without a rock and roll or movie reference, so perhaps Pat Benatar said it better still back in 1982 in Little too ... Read More
The ABA Journal recently reported that a Texas judge is subject to some scrutiny as a result of social media. Meanwhile, a District Court in Florida takes a different path regarding Judges and ... Read More
The Kansas Supreme Court recently rendered an intriguing decision in State v. Garcia. A companion decision was simultaneously rendered in State v. Morales. The decision written by Justice Bieir, despite ... Read More
Last Spring, I posted regarding the Atlantic Hurricane season, in hopes of spurring preparation. There is value in being prepared for storms, but every time you live through one of these you realize how ... Read More