Worker's Comp Claims Procedure

As a South Dakota state employee, you are covered by an insurance program that pays medical and disability benefits for work-related injuries and diseases. The worker's compensation program for state employees is administered by the Bureau of Human Resources. By following the basic procedures outlined here, you can help the Bureau of Human Resources process your claim more efficiently.

Injury Reporting Procedure

If you are injured or contract an occupational disease and the injury or disease arises out of and in the course of your employment, you must report it electronically  later than three (3) business days after the occurrence at Failure by the employee to file the claim on time may result in denial of a claim.  Report the circumstance of the injury or disease to your immediate supervisor.  If you need assistance, you may contact the secretary of your department or Human Resources.

Failure to Report

If the employee fails to report a claim on time, the claim may be denied. If the supervisor/ employer has knowledge of the claim and a report is not filed, it can result in a Class II Misdemeanor.

SD State Employee Workers' Comp Site

The following details can be found on the SD State Employee Workers' Comp website.

  • Requirements of the Employee
  • Requirements of the Insurer
  • Selection of Medical Practitioner
  • Travel Expenses
  • Prescription Medication
  • If Your Claim Is Denied
  • If Your Claim Is Approved
  • Filing For Disability Benefits
  • Use Of Sick/Annual Leave As A Supplement
  • Addresses

Last Updated: 2/7/13