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, 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
In a brief order dated December 22, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court declined to review Padgett v. State of Florida. This saga began with a Miami Circuit Judge presiding over a case involving an ... Read More
Marijuana holds a fascination and attraction for people. It has been illegal in America for decades, but nonetheless sees significant use and acceptance. This is discussed recently in Measuring ... Read More
Most of us recently took a pause in our daily lives to be thankful for something. It is an annual ritual during which many of us eat too much, do too little, and hopefully take some time to ... Read More