Supreme Court of Missouri, February 18, 2020
MISSOURI – The claimants filed a workers’ compensation claim for their late father, Vincent Hegger, who developed mesothelioma. Hegger worked for Valley Farm from 1968 until 1984. His work included service with machinery where he encountered asbestos gaskets and asbestos insulation. Valley Farm had workers’ compensation coverage but ceased operations in 1998.
His children sought enhanced benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation laws. The administrative law judge denied that claim and the children appealed. On appeal, the court …Continue Reading