Chicago, IL (September 27, 2020) – Two firefighters suffered injuries after combatting a blaze on Chicago’s Near West Side on Friday evening, September 25.
Local fire departments responded to a fire in the Little Italy area at the 1100 block of West Taylor Street. The call came in at around 8:30 p.m. that night. The fire was reportedly very intense and involved a three-story building.
Ambulances were called to the scene because some firefighters were experiencing serious fatigue. Two firefighters were hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries but are expected to recover. The fire was extinguished soon after.
The cause of the blaze has not been reported at this time. An ongoing investigation into the incident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
House Fire Injuries in Chicago
House fires can leave those involved suffering from serious injuries, including the firefighters who are tasked to combat them. In 2018, there were an estimated 58,250 firefighter injuries that took place during the line of duty. Nearly 39% of firefighter injuries reported in 2017 took place at the site of a fire. Overexertion and strain are the leading contributors to firefighter injuries, making up nearly 28% of reported injury cases.
Residential fire victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect them after an accident. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in a structure fire. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you pursue a claim and recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
With a combined experience of more than a century in personal injury law, Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has the knowledge and drive to achieve results for those injured due to the negligence of others. Our Illinois personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you have been injured in a Chicago house fire, we encourage you to contact our law firm today at 312-386-7683. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
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