The South Dakota Worker's Compensation Law covers all employers with only limited exceptions.
Coverage for Independent Contractors
For more information on being certified, for workers' compensation purposes, as an independent contractor (including real estate agents and owners-operators of trucks), please visit our Independent Contractors Web page.
The online Coverage Verification Service may be helpful in verifying an employer's coverage under Workers' Compensation. Please note Information contained in/provided from this database is a representative reflection of selected information maintained by the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation. There may be discrepancies in information provided due to causes outside the control of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, such as reporting/recording delays and inaccuracies. For information on self-insured employers, please call 605.773.3681.
The information provided on this Web page should in no way be considered legal advice. For specific information about your legal rights, you should consult your personal attorney. If you have a general question, contact us.
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
Division of Labor and Management
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501