Publication - Statistics publication

Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2014-15

Published: 18 Mar 2016
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781786521040

The 2014-15 Civil Justice in Scotland release includes: 1. MAIN STATISTICS TABLES (compromising tables that appear in this bulletin) 2. DIVORCE & DISSOLUTION STATISTICS TABLES (further breakdowns on divorce & dissolution) 3. SUPPLEMENTARY STATISTICS TABLES (additional statistics on civil law cases in sheriff courts and the Court of Session) 4. BACKGROUND DATA TABLES (an interactive dataset on civil law court cases by court, that can be used to generate user customised tables and charts)

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Contents
Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2014-15
Table 15: Ordinary cause personal injury cases initiated and disposed of1,2 in the sheriff courts, 2014-15

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Table 15: Ordinary cause personal injury cases initiated and disposed of1,2 in the sheriff courts, 2014-15

Case type Initiated Disposed Disposed
Absolvitor Dismissed For pursuer Expenses only Other
Defended Undefended Defended Undefended Defended Undefended
Road traffic accident 2,054 1,504 529 26 15 826 88 10 0 10
Accident at work 581 369 182 8 5 154 9 9 0 2
Clinical negligence 80 60 42 11 3 1 1 0 0 2
Asbestos 9 12 9 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Relative's claim 7 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Vibration white finger 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Repetitive strain injury 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 497 373 220 16 10 96 19 8 0 4
Total 3,235 2,329 989 64 33 1,080 117 27 0 19

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.


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