Where an employer challenged an award of death benefits to a deceased worker’s son after he was substituted as a personal representative after the worker’s husband died, the evidence was sufficient to support the finding that the work-related ankle injury was the prevailing factor that caused a fatal pulmonary embolism, so the award was proper, and the commission did not err in allowing the son to be substituted for the husband because the employer did not preserve its argument.
Judgment is affirmed.
Knutter v. American National Insurance (MLW No. 73218/Case No. SD35644 – 12 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Sheffield, J.) Appealed from the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission.