Chicago, IL (November 9, 2020) – A Chicago firefighter sustained injuries while fighting a blaze in the Edgewater area on the city’s North Side on Saturday, November 7.
The site of the fire was located at a residence in the 5600 block of N. Winthrop Avenue. First responders and local firefighters were called to the scene to render aid to those involved. Local sources revealed that the blaze was extinguished at around 3:23 a.m. that morning.
One firefighter present at the scene was transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The extent of the resulting injuries is not known at this time. No other injuries were reported at the scene.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Firefighter Injuries in Chicago
Certain lines of work are more dangerous than others. Firefighters put themselves at risk of suffering serious injuries every time they enter the field. There were 58,250 reported firefighter injuries in the line of duty throughout the United States in 2018. Each year, firefighters nationwide respond to an estimated 354,400 residential structure fires each year. These fires contribute to billions of dollars of damages and a significant number of civilian deaths.
What you do the moments after a Chicago workplace accident is of critical importance, and injured victims have to make sure that they make the right decisions in order to recover the full value of their injury claim. Many crash victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover after a serious car accident in Illinois, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Chicago personal injury attorney to discuss their next steps to take to pursue a claim and recover deserved compensation.
When you or a loved one is injured, it is extremely serious, and action must be taken immediately. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the claim process and how crucial it is for our clients, and it forms our entire approach. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you earn the compensation you deserve after being seriously injured in an Illinois car crash. If you have been unfairly injured in a Chicago structure fire, contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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