I was concerned to see recent reports of e-scooters catching fire, having previously focused on the risks and benefits they present to riders and other road users (see my previous articles here and here). E-scooters use lithium batteries which are known to be at risk of overheating and catching fire, so present a particular hazard if kept in the home, or carried on public transport.
If you are injured by a privately-owned or rented e-scooter catching fire, you may have a claim for compensation. For more information about your rights and how to make a product liability claim, visit the dedicated page on our website here.
Bristol's Voi e-scooter burns in man's home. They are already banned from public transport in London after one burst into flames.