South Dakota Workers Compensation Law
South Dakota Workers Comp Quick Facts
The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.
Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes
Are Waivers Permitted? Yes
Numerical Exceptions: None.
Choice of Physician: Employee makes the initial choice of physician.
Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 7 days
Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? 7 consecutive days
Attorney Fees Permitted: 25% for settlements; 30% for lower court cases; 35% for State Supreme Court cases, statute
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