During the Memorial Day weekend Pompano
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.