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.
I ran into a lawyer recently at a Florida Worker's Compensation office. Our conversation turned to medical care within the Florida system. He described frustration, an issue of trust, and a system (Florida ... Read More
I had an intriguing conversation recently about stipulations and litigation. The situation described to me involved attorneys that had both agreed with certain facts and conclusions. Based upon their ... Read More
I have received some interesting responses to the blog post For Dignity and Respect. With permission of the writers, I am posting their thoughts here.
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I got an email last week from a judge. As with many I receive, it was broadcast to other recipients. And, thanks to the beloved "reply all" button, it became a conversation. The subject was essentially ... Read More
The nation's public radio, NPR, and ProPublica recently published a story critical of the application of Section 440.105 Fla. Stat. The almost 6,000 word story, They Got Hurt at Work. Then ... Read More
Workers' compensation is a topic that evokes strong emotions sometimes. Back in June, Joe Paduda penned a short piece on fraud that generated a fair amount of discussion, titled The Real Fraud in ... Read More
Medical News Today (MNT) recently published Did I understand you correctly, doc?, an expose of communication between patients and physicians. It is a worthy subject for the workers' compensation ... Read More
A 1989 Florida divorce case provides some guidance for lawyers who find their case assigned to a "successor judge." There, the former husband was challenging a final judgment of dissolution. Batista v. ... Read More
Hard Liquor, Hard Bodies, Hard Times It is not often you hear about a workplace theft that piques your interest. It is rarer when charges related to that theft also include illegal distribution of anabolic steroids. And when the theft is ...