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.
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
Dissatisfaction with workers' compensation is nothing new. In 1972 the National Commission issued its report regarding workers' compensation. There is discussion today of federalizing workers' ... Read More
We hear so much about the potential for nationalization of Worker's Compensation. I have often been asked if this is possible. I think that it is possible, and we can only wonder if it is practical or ... Read More
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