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.
Perceptions matter. We can discuss intent of communications, but in the end those who see or hear those communications may have perceptions different than the intent.
Recently, a manufacturer ... Read More
I recently ran across an order regarding a procedural motion, to compel answers to some certified question(s). The underlying issue was neither complex nor worthy of further discussion. But, in the course of ... Read More
I have previously written regarding board certification. See The Old Gray Mare She Ain't What She Used to Be. Back then, in 2012, there were 207 Florida Lawyers Board Certified in workers' ... Read More
There are various reasonably famous quotes on humor. The title of this post is a quote attributed over the years to Ella Willcox, and listed by at least one as a common idiom. There have been various takes ... Read More
William Shakespeare is credited with “The quality of mercy is not strained, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that ... Read More
Seven years ago, in 2012, Delray Beach, Florida "announced a policy that would help the financially struggling city save money – refusing to hire smokers." The RT News reported that "each smoker costs ... Read More
I titled this post poorly. I thought I was going to write about what is going to happen this week, and was inexplicably drawn as much to what already happened. Such is the peril of a wandering mind with free ... Read More
I am a big fan of the CompLaude awards sponsored by WorkCompCentral. I try each year to make some meaningful nominations of people in this community of workers' compensation. I strive to identify people that ... Read More
The Florida evidentiary standard for opinion testimony has been interesting for the last few years. Readers are likely to be familiar by now with Daubert, Frye, and the distinctions in Florida between our ... Read More