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.
For those who wonder, the title of this post is adapted from Hamlet's soliloquies regarding "poor Yorick," by William Shakespeare (unless you believe someone else did all that writing).
On February ... Read More
A recent case from Texas is an interesting illustration of workers' compensation compensability, particularly as it relates to police officers. County of El Paso v. Orozco involved a deputy ... Read More
In December, WorkCompCentral announced California's implementation of a law signed in September 2016, in DWC to Start Kicking Rogue Medical Providers Out of Comp in February. That headline caught my ... Read More
There is a debate raging across America related to mental health. There are those who see disparity and injustice in the treatment of psychological illness in workers' compensation. It appears that state's ... Read More
A.A. Milne brought us an incredible journey with his characters and stories. He is the creator of the simple, loyal, and always hungry Winnie the Pooh. Pooh is the protagonist in a series of adventures ... Read More
How do we define progress? Perhaps that is one of the most vexing questions regarding the concept of Worker's Compensation, and the debates about its future. In simple terms, "progress" is the opposite of ... Read More
A few years back, I introduced the sugary soda debate in Get Me a Huge Soda Please. There is co-morbidity in workers' compensation. One that has attracted discussion and attention is obesity. It turns ... Read More
I had planned to write a reflective piece this quiet morning of Thanksgiving 2016. But the quiet was interrupted by two significant Wednesday court rulings in the world of workers' compensation. Knowing ... Read More