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

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*This course qualifies as a Transitional course and can be taken by both Experienced and Newly Admitted attorneys in NY.

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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