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.
The West Virginia Supreme Court recently undertook examination of an issue that some may perceive as less than consequential. Some harbor an expectation that appellate courts will generally be engaged in ... Read More
A recent news story reminded me of "heart attack" cases in Florida. I recall trying to explain Florida heart attack law to many clients years ago in my practice. Recently, an accountant was summoned by ... Read More
A couple of news pieces caught my attention recently, and a connection began to form in my brain. The first was through a tweet from @TheGIRLATTORNEY with a link to a blog post about workplace ... Read More
Hurricane season begins June 1, 2018. It is time to think and prepare. A recount of 2017 may help us remember.
On September 5, 2017, the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims began to post ... Read More
I often have the opportunity to speak to young people about their future goals and plans. And when the subject of economics arises, I try to instill in them the concept that they will need to find ways in ... Read More
I met an indomitable spirit recently at the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Education Association (MWCEA) conference in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her story is not of a work accident, but her words moved me. She ... Read More
As you awaken this morning, ready to enjoy this post and start your day, I am headed west. I have often been asked if I am "from" Mississippi, and I am not; no more than I am "from" anywhere. However, I have ... Read More
Texas, a "Scottish pop rock band from Glasgow" sings Say What You Want. It's a catchy tune. A lyric sticks with me:
Yeah, you can say what you want
But it won't change my mind
Perhaps that is a ... Read More
The 2018 Workers Compensation Section Forum was held April 12 and 13, 2018. It was a diverse spectrum of speakers, covering a wide variety of topics. I am persistently impressed by not only the different ... Read More