A firefighter filed a lawsuit after suffering injuries while responding to a fire at a home in St. Petersburg, Florida. What is interesting is that he did not suffer the injuries from the fire or smoke but from slipping on a porch.
The fire broke out when the homeowner fell asleep after lighting two burners to cook a meal. The owner woke up choking on the smoke and ran outside as the fire consumed the home. The firefighters arrived at the scene, but as they attempted to extinguish the fire, one of the firefighters stepped on a slippery tile on the front stairs of the home.. The slip-and-fall accident sent him to a hospital. As a result, he has missed work and is still experiencing pain.