Brendon Urie broke his ankle.

June 7, 2011 During the Memorial Day weekend Pompano Beach, Florida, Brendon Urie, of Panic At The Disco, was jumping back up on stage, after a crowd dive, when he broke his ankle. To his credit Brandon continued performing through the rest of the concert, after a brief pause to inspect the damage. His injury was treated later on in a local hospital and he let fans know he is ok and ready to get to work on healing.

Another on the job injury.
Brendon isn't the first performer to sustain an serious injury on the job. On May 21, 2009 during a professional wrestling match, Paul Michael Lévesque, also known in the ring as Triple H, tore a portion of his quadriceps muscle off of his leg bone. This type of injury could have easily ended an athlete’s career, but Triple H was determined to get back on his feet and back to work as quickly as possible.

After his surgery he aggressively exercised through the intense physical therapy that was required to get him back to work. Always known for his work ethic, Triple H was applauded by doctors for working as hard at getting back to work as he had worked when in the ring. He considered his current job as getting back to work as quickly as possible. At the end of 8 months, much sooner than expected, Triple H returned to work and quickly regained the momentum he had established prior to the traumatic injury.

What happens if YOU are injured on the job?
Most injuries are called accidental for a reason. You most likely didn't intend to break your ankle and miss work. However, we all know that accidents do happen; that is why we have insurance. Employers are required to carry workman's compensation insurance in the event one of their employees is injured while performing their job duties whether on company property or not; that is what protects your income if you are temporarily unable to come back to work.

What happens if YOU are injured at home?
You can still be injured at home, however. In that case you need your own insurance policy. Disability income insurance provides replacement income while you are unable to work because of an illness or injury. Disability income insurance is generally inexpensive and a good risk management tool. Premiums are based on your health, age, occupation, gender, and the level of income benefits the policy will provide. Many employers offer group disability income insurance to their employees which can be purchased with pre-tax dollars. Ask your employer about this option or check out other options with your own insurance agent.

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