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How Do I Know If My Employer Is Covered By Workers' Compensation?

The South Dakota Worker`s Compensation Law covers all employers with limited exceptions. Some employees that are exempt include: Domestic servants, unless working for an employer more than 20 hours in any calendar week and for more than six weeks in any 13­week period; Farm or agricultural labor; One whose employment is not in the usual course of trade, business, occupation or profession of the employer (independent contractor). This includes real estate agents, and owner­operators of trucks who are certified as independent contractors by the Department of Labor; Certain elected officials of the state or subdivision of government; and Workfare participants.

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This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified workers' compensation lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local workers' compensation attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.

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