Zenployers in South Dakota
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South Dakota Workers' Compensation
South Dakota is known for its beautiful mountains to its glacial lakes and prairies. However, the Mount Rushmore State offers so much more, and is a fantastic place to start a small business or house a corporate headquarter.
South Dakota’s business industry has been on the rise in the recent years. The state is known for its picturesque mountains, prairies, and miles of lake shoreline. Major South Dakota industries include Manufacturing, Bioscience, Livestock Development, Precision Agriculture, and Cybersecurity. Sanford Health, Daktronics, and Dakota Turkey Growers all have their headquarters in South Dakota.
Small businesses in South Dakota employ over 200,000 people. That’s 59.3% of the private workforce in South Dakota. There were 32 fatal injuries across all industries in 2018, small businesses need to make sure they have workers’ compensation insurance coverage.
Large businesses in South Dakota also self-insure and set aside funds that are dedicated to workers’ comp. Zenployers is also a perfect match for this as well.
Some facts about South Dakota Workers' Compensation
WC Overview
Workers’ Compensation is not required in South Dakota but is highly recommended. An uninsured employer can be sued by an injured worker.
WC Exceptions
  • Independent Contractors
  • Agricultural or Farm labor
  • Domestic workers working less than 20 hours a week for less than six weeks in any 13-week period
  • Elected government officials or subdivision of government
  • Workfare participants
WC Coverage
  • Doctors’ visits
  • Hospital bills
  • Prescriptions
  • Prosthetic devices
WC Payouts
Your worker’s comp insurance must pay for your employee’s medical treatment from day one for any work-related injury. Work-related illnesses are also covered under workers’ compensation law. Illnesses or conditions caused by exposure to harmful conditions (such as mold) or products (such as caustic chemicals) are all covered. If your employees are injured in this way at work in South Dakota, they may be entitled to benefits under workers’ compensation law.
Fatal injuries were men
Fatal injuries were self-employed
The most frequent incident was transportation
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