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.
Recently, in 2018 Fees and Settlements, this blog provided a brief history of Florida workers' compensation attorney fee evolution, 2018 aggregate claimant attorney fees, and an overview of the ... Read More
There has been an interest in attorney fees in Florida workers' compensation, seemingly as long as I can remember. My history in this industry certainly is not even close to that of some of our community ... Read More
Eyes are upon the Fourth Circuit as it considers the reporting of workplace harassment. The case is Ray v. International Paper Co. According to Reuters Legal (pay site), there will be oral ... Read More
In early June I penned When there is a Different Judge. This outlined the authority of a judge to return to previous decisions of a judge formerly assigned to a case. Just prior to that, this blog ... Read More
National Public Radio (NPR) is sounding the alarm regarding big data. It reported on a recent gathering of health insurance professionals in San Diego last June, in Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up ... Read More
In March, the Kentucky Court of Appeals rendered a consolidated opinion in three cases (each involving a claim against a mining company), collectively styled Napier v. Enterprise Mining, ____ SW3d ... Read More
I awake this morning (Thursday) to find that the Comp Laude finalists have been named. I described the process for selection, and my nominations, in A Comp Laude, Overview, Community, and ... Read More