Court of Appeals of Missouri, Eastern District, First Division
September 2, 2014
CLIFFORD HUTCHINGS, Appellant,
TREASURER OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI -- CUSTODIAN OF THE SECOND INJURY FUND, Repsondent
APPEAL FROM THE LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION.
John R. Stanley, Overland Park, KS, for appellant.
Brian R. Herman, Jefferson City, MO, for respondent.
BEFORE DIVISION ONE: MARK D. PFEIFFER, PRESIDING JUDGE, LISA WHITE HARDWICK AND KAREN KING MITCHELL, JUDGES.
Clifford Hutchings appeals the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission's final award denying him compensation from the Second Injury Fund (" Fund" ). He contends the Fund is liable for compensation because he has a serious pre-existing diabetic condition that was an obstacle or hindrance to his employment before his work injury, and the combination of his diabetic condition and his work injury renders him permanently and totally disabled. For reasons explained in a Memorandum provided to the parties, we find no error and affirm the Commission's award.
AFFIRMED. Rule 84.16(b).