Compensation for Victim of Exploding Pressure Cooker

Compensation for Victim of Exploding Pressure Cooker

Garratts Solicitors have recently helped an Oldham man successfully recover compensation from the manufacturer of a well-known pressure cooker after it exploded and showered him in hot liquid. 

The problem with the pressure cooker 

The pressure cooker’s explosion caused severe scalding and burns to the man’s torso, hands and face. The manufacturers initially denied the fault was with their product and put the explosion down to user misuse. Upon hearing the story of the claimant and disagreeing with the manufacturer, we instructed a Product Safety Engineer to inspect the product. 

This inspection showed that the cooker had manufacturing defects, with the Product Safety Engineer identifying a small red plastic moulding on the cooker as being defective, thus allowing the pressure cooker lid to be opened when it was unsafe to do so. 

Following our inspection, the manufacturer was forced to admit that it was their product which had been the problem and agreed to pay compensation to the claimant. 

Compensation for injury caused by product defect 

At Garratts, our personal injury team has vast experience in working with people who have been injured as a result of a defective product. Our knowledge of this allows us to take all of the steps necessary to secure you compensation for your injuries and gives us the ability to use industry experts to back up your case. 

If you have been injured as a result of a manufacturing defect you can call our team on 0161 665 3502 for a free case assessment.

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