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trying to get back to walking,” she said. She was offered $45,000, she said. After disputing the decision she settled for $170,000, a large amount in Florida, according to workers' compensation attorneys there. Mr. Panet-Raymond agreed the system is problematic. “Workers’ comp has not been established for high performers,” he said. “We cannot ask workers’ comp to build scales to represent our specific nature.”
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Spring 2017 LER 590-E: GOVERNMENT REGULATION II 112 | P a g e Most top professional sports teams, including Major League Baseball, which are among the only workplaces to come close to Cirque in likelihood of injuries, give workers their full salary until their multiyear contracts expire. In the National Football League, injured players receive only a portion of their salary for a few years if they can’t play, but they generally receive large upfront bonus payments to make up for the risk, according to sports agents and lawyers. Ms. Muller criticized Cirque for not providing more generous financial settlements. “These are not flukes, these are accidents,” she said. “You can’t send people home broken and broke.” Write to Alexandra Berzon at [email protected] and Mark Maremont at [email protected] Alexandra Berzon and Mark Maremont, Backstage at Cirque du Soleil , Wall Street Journal (April 22, 2015) 1:25 p.m. ET 16 COMMENTS LAS VEGAS—Sarah Guillot-Guyard lay dying on the floor of a basement inside a darkened Cirque du Soleil theater here, one leg broken and blood pooling under her head. It was June 2013, and the 31-year-old mother of two had fallen 94 feet in front of hundreds of horrified spectators after the wire attached to her safety harness shredded while she performed in the dramatic aerial climax of the company’s most technically challenging production, “Kà.” It was the first fatality during a Cirque show, and it capped an increase in injuries at Cirque with the “Kà” production. The show had one of the highest rates of serious injuries of any workplace in the country, according to safety records kept by Cirque that were compared with federal records by The Wall Street Journal. Montreal-based Cirque, which said Monday that its founder had agreed to sell a controlling stake to an investor group , has evolved from a fringe troupe of avant-garde stilt walkers and clowns into a nearly $1-billion-a-year business. Its 18 shows around the world, including eight resident shows in Las Vegas, combine music, dance and dramatic spectacle with high-wire and acrobatic feats of daring, to dazzle audiences who typically pay $100 or more for tickets. Cirque is “always trying to push the envelope,” driven in part by Cirque’s own artistic drive, but also by the public “asking for bigger and flashier,” said Bill Sapsis, a theatrical rigging expert in Philadelphia who has worked with it.
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