What to Know About Workers’ Compensation Claims in South Dakota

It is common for workers who have been injured on the job to require workers’ compensation benefits to help cover the cost of the expense they’ve incurred. Continue reading and reach out to AllianceMeds to learn more about workers’ compensation benefits in South Dakota and the benefits you may receive from such insurance.

Who qualifies for workers’ compensation in South Dakota?

In South Dakota, there are no workers’ compensation laws put into place that require employers with a certain amount of employees to carry workers’ compensation insurance. However, it is highly recommended for employers to carry such insurance. An employer can be sued for compensation if a worker is injured on the job. This may result in costing the employer far more in the long run. If your employer does carry workers’ compensation insurance and you have been injured at the workplace, you should qualify for benefits in South Dakota.

What steps should I take after a workplace accident?

The first step you should take after a workplace accident is to report your injury to your employer. Next, you should call emergency services and seek medical assistance as soon as possible. Your health is paramount in this situation and medical attention should be sought immediately. If it is possible, while you wait for the ambulance to arrive, you should take photos of the hazards that led to your accident as well as the injuries you sustained. If there were witnesses to your accident, it is important that you collect their contact information. After you have been treated medically, collect all medical documentation relating to your treatment. Document the healing process as much as possible.

What benefits may I receive from workers’ compensation insurance in South Dakota?

In South Dakota, if you were injured in a workplace accident, you should recover financial benefits to help cover the cost of the medical bills brought on by your injury or disability. You should receive benefits to cover a portion of your lost wages from being unable to return to work due to your injury.

If you have any further questions regarding workers’ compensation insurance, contact AllianceMeds today to learn more about how we can assist you.

Contact AllianceMeds

If you have become the victim of an on-the-job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out-of-pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today.