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Tricks of the Trade: Investigating Contractor Liability Claims

March 25, 2020


Over the past 10 years, investment in both residential and commercial construction has steadily increased. Keeping pace with this growth has been the number of contractor liability claims we have been called in to investigate. And so, with major infrastructure and energy projects in the pipeline, the continued expansion of our cities, and the ongoing need for renovations and repairs, adjusters and lawyers need to be not only aware of these incidents but equipped to manage the claims that can arise under such circumstances. 

In this webinar, we will be discussing: 

  • Liability Claims involving:  
    • Electricians 
    • Plumbers 
    • Roofers 
    • Flooring Contractors 
    • Insulation Contractors 
  • How first-party adjusters can preserve their subrogation potential 
  • Challenges in defending trades 
  • Case studies

Recommended for:

  • Liability Adjusters 
  • Property Adjusters (industrial, commercial and residential) 
  • Independent Adjusters 
  • Large Loss Adjusters 
  • Lawyers 
  • Risk Managers 

Accredited in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.


Mazen Habash, President & Consulting Forensic Engineer  

Mazen is the president of Origin and Cause and specializes in fire investigation, electrical and electronic failures, product liability and alarm system analysis. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, he has performed over 3,000 fire, product liability and alarm system investigations. Mazen is a licensed professional engineer and designated consulting engineer, and is qualified as an expert witness in civil and criminal courts in three provinces. He is also certified at two levels by the Canadian Alarm and Security Association as an alarm technician. 

Dinu Matei, Consulting Forensic Engineer 

Dinu is a licensed professional engineer and designated consulting engineer, specializing in metallurgical, materials and mechanical failure analysis. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Dinu has been involved in over 1,000 failure investigations of various metallic and non-metallic components, 23 projects leading to the development of new materials and processes, and is a qualified expert witness in Manitoba civil court.