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.
Iowa Court of Appeals recently rendered an interesting decision in Nestle USA v. Connell, Case No. 17-0267 (February 7, 2018). Of course every case has a point, resolving that dispute, and the rights of ... Read More
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An intriguing story ran this year in the Oklahoman, Father Blames Oklahoma Workers' Comp. The crux of the dispute is how workers' compensation benefits are delivered. The story begins with a 28 year-old ... Read More
Last October, Jon Gelman published a post about workers' compensation in New Jersey, The Inherent Judicial Power of Judges of Compensation. Jon is an attorney representing injured workers, but also a ... Read More