Coverage for Farm Workers: Required (with limitations)
Limitations: Employers must provide workers' compensation only to workers operating threshing machines, grain combines, corn shellers, cornhuskers, shredders, silage cutters, and seed hullers. (Other employers may elect to become subject to workers' compensation law. S.D. Codified Laws § 62-3-17 (2012).)
Coverage for Undocumented Workers: Not Defined in Statue or Case Law
Case Law: There is no case law answering this question.
Benefits Available for Undocumented Workers: There is no case law answering this question.
Additional Information: South Dakota has a long-standing policy to interpret workers compensation statute liberally. S.D. Medical Service, Inc. v. Minn. Mut. Fire & Cas. Co., 303 N.W. 2d 358, 361 (S.D. 1981).