While head and spinal injuries only account for very few skiing injuries, they can be extremely traumatic.
“Injuries are just a part of life in professional sports, as it is with any physical activity where you push your body to its limits. Souza's injury is a devastating blow to an Olympic career and has life-changing consequences. The Winter Olympics are a treacherous time and we often see knee injuries, concussions, and spine injuries along with bruises and lacerations. After watching the 2010 Winter Olympics I hope all Olympic athletes took the opportunity to prepare their disability insurance policies to reflect the injury trends,” advises
Disability insurance covers a lot of the usual day-to-day bills but those benefits can also help cover the medical costs incurred during an incident such as this. Medical care costs skyrocket with severe injuries like those associated with the head and spine trauma due to the extended hospital stays and complex surgeries.
If Souza has disability insurance it should be able to provide her with an income comparable to what she would have received if she were still skiing. Freestyle skiing can be very dangerous and unpredictable. The freestyle world saw tragedy in 2012 after half-pipe pioneer
“In the event of such a tragic injury, pro athletes should have disability policies in place before they even start training,” says Darras. “Athletes should review all their options with a top disability insurance specialist. Due to the nature of their career, if a professional athlete is injured, that career could be over. There are many experts out there who are more than willing to help draw up a disability insurance policy to protect an Olympic athlete and their income.”
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