Causes of Pressure Cooker Burns
Pressure cooker burns directly result from hot steam or liquid while using appliances such as the Instant Pot pressure cooker. The high pressure level inside these appliances can also cause burns if the unit explodes. You risk suffering a pressure cooker burn if:
You attempt to open the lid before it shuts off
The unit’s lid is not in the correct sealing position
The sealing ring is defective
Safety functions don’t activate after improperly closing the lid
The unit explodes unexpectedly
Burns on the head, face, neck, and chest are most common in pressure cooker accidents. In addition to burns, pressure cooker users are also at risk for significant scarring or disfigurement and injuries to the face and brain. While being attentive to your pressure cooker can help you avoid sustaining burns, it’s not always enough to keep you safe.
Whether your burns result from pressure issues or a failed safety feature, the team at McLaughlin Law Firm can document your case and help you negotiate compensation. Our detail-oriented, personal approach to legal services makes us a top choice for handling cases involving pressure cooker burns. Additionally, our more than 40 years of experience fighting high-stake accident cases gives us sufficient skills to protect you.