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.
Florida Tax Watch recently issued a report Keeping Workers' Compensation Premiums Low Through Independent Medical Review. It noted that in terms of workers' compensation insurance premiums, Florida is ... Read More
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WorkCompCentral reported on September 10, 2018 that "Trump Order Makes ALJ Appointments More Political." The article refers to the Executive Order Excepting Administrative Law Judges from the ... Read More
Recently, workers' compensation prognosticator Peter Rousmaniere published The New Democratic House Likely to Confront Work Comp. He contends that workers' compensation will soon be "under the most ... Read More
In October, the Mississippi Court of Appeals published Emmanuel Ridge Community Services Inc. v. Loggins, --- So.3d ---; 2018 WL 4870914 (Miss. Ct. App. 2018)(NO. 2017-WC-01624-COA). It is a case ... Read More
A couple of recent articles on the workplace caught my attention. There are employees seeking better working conditions, and others concerned that their jobs will disappear. The two concerns may be discreet ... Read More
CBS News recently reported Mental Stress Mounting in Florida after Devastating Hurricane Michael. The story reminded me of reactions to previous disasters, and that there is a broader application of ... Read More
Ten Light Duty Work Ideas So you have decided to provide some light duty or transitional work for injured workers to decrease wage loss expense. First of all, congratulations! This is the first step in decreasing claims costs. ...