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Worker’s Compensation

The risks that come with working in housekeeping

Working in the housekeeping profession is more physically demanding and potentially dangerous than many people realize if they’ve never done this kind of work. Whether you’re cleaning offices, hotel rooms or any type of property, you need the right equipment –...

Make your case for compensation after an injury

Did you know that you only have three days to report a work injury to your employer in South Dakota? That means that if you get hurt on Thursday and take Friday off without reporting it, your claim could be invalidated by the time Monday comes. Even more significant...

How can workers’ compensation help someone hurt on the job?

South Dakota workers may work in an office, or they may work on a farm or at construction sites. Workers may be injured on the job even if they were being careful about what they were doing. Why do workers have such a short time frame to tell their employer of a...

On-the-job back injuries: Prevention isn’t easy

Back injuries are common for many workers, so it’s imperative that anyone who’s working knows about ways they can protect their back. Employers should also know these so they can take steps to reduce the chance that their employees will suffer a serious back injury...

Watch out for accumulative back injuries if you work at a desk

While you might think that office jobs are safer for your back than those that involve heavy lifting, it is not necessarily the case. While physical jobs such as construction work or warehouse work carry a high risk of one-off incidents, sitting at a desk all day can...

Injuries from a work-related fall could prove serious

You, like most other South Dakota residents, work hard for a living. While you may not have landed your first-choice job, you still do your best to perform your delegated tasks as best as possible. Of course, you may work in an environment that poses certain hazards...

How can you know if you are eligible for disability benefits?

If you are unable to work because of a medical condition, mental or physical, you understand how hard that can be for you and your family. In addition to the struggles you face each day to simply deal with your disability and navigate your limitations, you may also...

How to avoid personal injury when approaching intersections

If you're age 50 or older, you might recall a time in your life when it was common for people to drive for leisure. Sunday was a big day for such, and many families would hop in their cars to take a drive in the country or some other scenic route. This isn't as common...

Avoiding a head-on collision is not easy

Though driving is a daily occurrence for most South Dakota residents, it is an activity that can go from mundane to frightening in a matter of seconds. You could simply be going about your day, making your way to work or to run errands, when a sudden hazard presents...

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