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 decision of the Federal District Court for the Northern District was rendered in November 2018. The connection of that decision to workers' compensation may not be obvious to some. However, it ... Read More
One of the persistent challenges for trial attorneys is the admission of evidence to prove their claims or defenses. The admissibility of evidence in workers' compensation proceedings is controlled by the ... Read More
In much of workers' compensation across America, benefits are delivered to injured workers administratively. There is an accident or illness, the employer is notified, and either that employer or an ... Read More
On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Representative Byrd filed Florida House Bill 1399 (HB1399). The House of Representatives website reflects that there are no "related bills" filed at this time. In Florida, passage ... Read More
On March 1, 2019, Senator Keith Perry filed Senate Bill 1636 (SB1636). As yet, there are no "related bills" in the House of Representatives. This is worthy of note because adoption of a new law in ... Read More
The Florida Bar filed a Petition for Emergency Suspension recently in a case styled The Florida Bar v. Ashley Ann Krapacs. The Petition provides an illustration of some of the perils of social media. In it, ... Read More
The Connecticut Appellate Court decision illustrates some interesting aspects of workers' compensation. Melendez v. Fresh Start General Remodeling and Contracting, 183 A.3d 670 (Conn. App. 2018). Fresh ... Read More
I recently penned Reminded of Death Benefits, including a discussion of a tragic event in Michigan in which an employee was found submerged in a vat of acid solution. He was rescued and treated by ... Read More
A headline in the summer of 2018 caught my eye. Fox News reported Exercise and obesity both on the rise in America. As one who has struggled with weight for decades, and for whom exercise is a ... Read More
Summer 2019: Healthcare Updates to Know Each season brings new changes and modifications to the healthcare industry. With summer here, we’ve highlighted important issues, healthcare coverage changes and advances in medical ...