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.
There was ample excitement in Florida workers' compensation in April. On April 20, 2016 the Florida First District Court of Appeal decided Miles v. City of Edgewater Police. On April 28, 2016, not to ... Read More
Making arguments to a tribunal is dependent upon integrating appreciation and understanding of two elements into an explanation. First, the facts of your situation are critical. As important is an ... Read More
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) recently published a piece titled The Very Real Pain of Imaginary Illness. The headline caught my eye. A great many of the cases that appear in workers' ... Read More
In the 1985 board game-inspired movie Clue, we are treated to a summation of the crimes by Wadsworth (Tim Curry, who may or may not have been the butler). The movie is known for its four alternative ... Read More
There are a variety of misperceptions about the American judicial system. When I run into them in casual conversations with the public, I am not surprised. But, it is troubling to encounter such miss ... Read More
The New York Times recently published A Federal Judge's New Model for Forgiveness. It is a story focused on a problem, or at least a perceived problem: person commits crime, person serves ... Read More
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have released its Opiod Guidelines. Opioids have been a regular source of discussion in workers' compensation. I have touched on the subject a few times in previous ... Read More