Sherman, IL (October 8, 2020) – A fighter suffered injuries after combatting a blaze at a local Walgreens in the Sherman area on Monday, October 5.
The information currently available on the incident is limited. The employees and customers in the building were evacuated. The fire reportedly started in a dumpster located at the Walgreens.
Firefighters were called to the scene to fight the fire. The cause of the blaze has not been reported. One firefighter was hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
No further information on the incident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Firefighter Injuries in Illinois
In 2018, an estimated 58,250 firefighters were injured in the line of duty in the United States. An estimated 39% of these injuries occurred at the site of a fire, contributing to 22,975 firefighter injuries that year. Overexertion or strain accounted for nearly 28% of reported injuries, the most common cause of firefighter injuries.
Dealing with the aftermath of a structure fire is a long and frustrating process, and many Illinois accident victims are unprepared to protect their rights. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when victims depend solely on insurance companies to recover lost compensation, they often feel even more alone and confused, making the situation even worse.
That is why you need a qualified Illinois personal injury attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in an Illinois structure accident. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients, and we have a proven track record helping the people of Illinois recover after a serious accident. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois structure fire, give one of our qualified Illinois workers comp attorney a call today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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