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.
An interesting opinion of the Alaska Supreme Court in October 2016 addressed an intriguing workers' compensation case. Eder v. M-Rivers, Case S-15871 is worthwhile reading. It involved a worker ... Read More
The Kentucky Supreme Court issued an intriguing decision on April 27, 2017, Parker v. Webster County Coal, 2014-SC-000526WC. The Court concluded that Kentucky's workers' compensation law is ... Read More
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