Injured Oil Rig Worker Agreed To Job Risks, 5th Circ. Told

Law360 (March 25, 2020, 10:02 PM EDT) -- A lower court rightfully wiped out a jury’s $776,000 verdict for an injured oil rig worker since the worker’s claims fall under a federal law designed to minimize liability for employers operating in a dangerous field, oil and gas company Fieldwood Energy LLC told the Fifth Circuit.

The company wants the court to affirm a trial judge’s finding that worker Milorad Raicevic couldn’t collect on the verdict. Raicevic worked for a contractor at the time he slipped and injured himself on a Fieldwood Energy-owned platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the trial court found Raicevic was a “borrowed employee” at...

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