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.
As I ponder In re Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code, No. SC19-107 (decided May 23, 2019), I cannot seem to shake Yogi Berra's voice from my head. He is credited with such sayings as "the future ain't ... Read More
In April 2019, the Florida Supreme Court issues its decision in In Re Dennis Daniel Bailey, SC18-2060. It it instructive and worth of discussion, though it is not about a workers' compensation trial, but a ... Read More
In April 2019, the Florida First District Court of Appeal decided Falk v. Harris Corp., -- So. 3d --, 1D18-2176 (Fla 1st DCA 2019). The case is relevant as it perhaps answers a question that many have ... Read More
In March 2019, the Florida Supreme Court rendered The Florida Bar v. Vujin, No. SC17-1949. There, the Court accepted the findings of the referee, but declined to adopt the recommended sanction. Instead, ... Read More
Technology is a boon. Too many reading this will have lived their entire life in a world in which word processing is ubiquitous. A fair few may well struggle to remember a time when we did not complacently ... Read More
On April 18, 2019 the Supreme Court of Florida (SCOF) released an order in Glass v. Nationstar Mortgage, No. SC17-1387. This order superceded a decision rendered by the Court on January 4, 2019.
The ... Read More
In 2018, I penned Territorial Jurisdiction in Workers' Compensation. The litigation mentioned there involved a cancerous condition called Mesothelioma. That post included a link to the Mayo ... Read More
One of the oft-repeated challenges of legal analysis is burdens of proof. The concept is confounding to many, sometimes even lawyers. In American litigation, much depends upon the burden of proof. Those who ... Read More
Kaiser Health News recently reported that Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996, currently 23-38 years old) are engaging the health care market differently than other generations. This is a subset of ... Read More