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Publication - Statistics Publication

Civil justice statistics in Scotland 2015-2016

Published: 28 Mar 2017
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781786528667

Statistics on civil justice, which aims to resolve a range of disputes from debt and eviction to divorce.

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Contents
Civil justice statistics in Scotland 2015-2016
Table 15: Ordinary cause personal injury cases initiated and disposed of 1,2 in the sheriff courts 3, 2015-16

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Table 15: Ordinary cause personal injury cases initiated and disposed of 1,2 in the sheriff courts 3, 2015-16

Case type Initiated Disposed Disposed
Absolvitor Dismissed For pursuer Expenses only Other
Defended Undefended Defended Undefended Defended Undefended
Road traffic accident 1,715 1,338 436 29 7 671 82 15 0 98
Accident at work 400 396 201 13 1 136 19 5 0 21
Clinical negligence 76 56 33 8 1 7 1 0 0 6
Asbestos 4 8 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 1
Relative's claim 3 6 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Vibration white finger 4 6 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
Repetitive strain injury 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 402 335 174 31 7 82 19 5 0 17
Total 2,607 2,146 855 84 16 900 123 25 0 143

1. From 2 November 2009 personal injury cases with a claim amount of more than £5,000 are raised under a new ordinary cause - personal injury court procedure. Either party can request permission from the sheriff to opt out of this procedure and use the standard ordinary cause procedure. All personal injury cases with a claim amount of more than £5,000 are shown in the table above, irrespective of the procedure used.
2. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.
3. Excludes Sheriff Personal Injury Court.


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