Workers in Wisconsin who must dig into ground to perform their jobs should be educated and trained by their employers about how to properly do so in order to avoid hitting and disturbing gas lines or causing other problems. Companies have a responsibility to safety at all times for their workers and even for their subcontractors and others in an area that may be affected by any dangerous incidents.
When you go to work, you expect that your workplace is safe. Your employer is supposed to make sure that you won't end up injured as a result of recognizable hazards, and everyone on the job should receive the training necessary to avoid serious accidents.
If your workplace injuries prevent you from returning to your position, you may qualify for vocational rehabilitation services provided through Wisconsin’s workers' compensation program. According to the Dept. of Workforce Development, services can include retraining or help to find a suitable replacement job if you meet eligibility requirements and are not already receiving such services under another agreement.