Tampa, FL (September 20, 2022) – A firefighter was hurt while assisting with a fire at an apartment complex in Tampa on Monday, September 19. The incident was reported at an apartment complex located at the 7812 block of River Resort Lane.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene late that evening. The occupants of the building were reportedly already outside when firefighters arrived. Flames were reportedly emitting from the roof of the two-story structure.
The fire was put out in roughly 23 minutes. A firefighter was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of heat exhaustion. No other injuries were reported.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Firefighter Injuries in Florida
Compared to other forms of work, activities at the scene of fire have a higher risk of injury for firefighters. Those involved in fire incidents reportedly experienced nearly 22,450 injuries in 2020 or 35% of all recorded firefighter injuries. Overexertion or strain was the main reason for fire ground injuries. Nearly two out of every five injuries on the fire ground were caused by strain, sprain, or muscle soreness.
Firefighters frequently put themselves in risky circumstances that might lead to both minor and serious injuries. Because of the nature of their work, they make great sacrifices to safeguard our neighborhood. These public employees both deserve and have a legal right to worker’s compensation benefits while they recuperate from workplace injuries. All states allow firemen, including apprentices, volunteers, and part-time workers, to receive worker’s compensation benefits.
Due to the considerable danger involved in becoming a firefighter, state laws have been modified to cover a variety of diseases and injuries for firefighters under their respective worker’s compensation laws. This covers injuries received not just when putting out a fire, but also during other regular labor tasks including office work, upkeep on equipment, and training exercises.
If you want to make a claim, you should discuss your unique situation with an accomplished Tampa personal injury lawyer. This is crucial if you feel that you contributed to some of the accidents. Thanks to the dedication of the lawyers at Rebein Law, many accident victims have received the fair financial compensation they are entitled to as a result of their injuries.
If you were hurt because of someone else’s carelessness, contact Attorney Paul Rebein at (813) 305-7285.
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