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.
In 2013 battle lines were drawn. Finding the Union no longer to their liking, a small but powerful band withdrew from the world of workers' compensation and sought to form a new system and alliance. ... Read More
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) recently published Survey Finds Longstanding Public Concerns About Court Fairness and Inefficiency.
The results demonstrate some lack of public trust, ... Read More
In 2004 Howie Day released Collide. His theme is that people are different in their beliefs or feelings. In part, he says "even the best fall down sometimes, even the wrong words seem to rhyme, ... Read More
In 2011, British singer Jessie J released Price Tag (great song) in which she laments
Seems like everybody's got a price,I wonder how they sleep at nightWhen the sale comes firstAnd the truth ... Read More
In 2013, the Florida legislature amended Fla. Stat. 90.792 to adopt the “Daubert" ("D") standard instead of the existing "Frye" ("F") standard. This affects the admissibility of expert evidence. A ... Read More
Marijuana has been in the news over the last couple of years. It is not a new concern for workers' compensation, but it is a concern. Impairment from marijuana will be a struggle for states and ... Read More
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) appears to be quietly working on guidelines for physicians prescribing opioids. There are a few truths that influence the debate and likely there are some misconceptions ... Read More