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Defending Construction Claims in the Workers’ Compensation Arena: The Nuts and Bolts

Total Credits
1 - 1.5
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Construction claims can be more complicated than they appear. This CLE course will explain how to defend construction claims and presents the basic legal principles with a sharp focus on practical litigation tips to put the odds in your favor.

The course will address:

  • Coverage issues
  • Accidental vs. occupational claims
  • Disablement dates
  • Contraction dates
  • §44 apportionment
  • §56 liability
  • And more…

Lecturer Bio

Patricia M, Sweeney, Esq.

Patricia Sweeney-MacBride is a Partner at Vecchione, Vecchione, Connors & Cano, L.L.P. Prior to relocating back to the United States, Ms. Sweeney-MacBride lived and worked in Ireland for 7 years specializing in entertainment law, commercial litigation, and insurance law. Prior to moving to Ireland, she specialized in NY Workers’ Compensation Law for 7 years.

She graduated from Fordham University with a major in Economics, Queens University (Belfast) with a masters degree in Human Rights Law (with commendation) and the University of Ulster with a Diploma in Legal Practice (with Distinction). She recently attended a mediation/negotiation course at Maynooth University at the invitation of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin.

Ms. Sweeney-MacBride is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

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