A Toledo firefighter was injured on Monday morning while tending to an early morning fire.
Crews rushed to a fire on Monday morning at a home on Melvin Drive near Airport Highway and Reynolds road. They went through heavy smoke and flames to get into the house as they believed a mother and 12-year-old child were inside. After getting inside, it turns out the woman was at work and no one else was home.
Firefighters were able to put the fire out, but one person was injured in the process.
Toledo Fire Battalion Chief Jerry Takats explained, “One firefighter on attack team went in, found the fire. It was burning through the floor. He stepped, and his right leg went through. His left leg stayed up, and he popped his hip.”
The injured firefighter was taken to a hospital for evaluation of his injuries.
We send the firefighter our thoughts and prayers as he recovers from his injuries.
Toledo Firefighter Injured
While we do not know all of the specifics regarding the man’s injuries, we would advise him to contact a work injury lawyer if they are in fact serious.
If someone is injured on the job and unable to return to work for a specific period of time, or they have numerous medical bills as a result from the injury, it is wise to hire a lawyer to assist in the filing of a work injury claim.
There are different types of work injury claims that can be filed, all of which depend on the severity of the injury, how long the individual will be off work, and the institution that the person worked for. A lawyer helps them figure all of these factors out, ensuring that they will receive the compensation that they deserve for their accident.
To speak to our work injury lawyers regarding a work injury accident, call 800.637.8170. We are available to answer any questions that you may have regarding your specific situation and we also give free case evaluations over the phone. Order a copy of The Ohio Work Injury Book for more information regarding the injury claims process.