Publication - Statistics

Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2016-2017

Published: 28 Aug 2018
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
ISBN:
9781787811256

The 2016-17 Civil Justice in Scotland release includes main statistics tables and figures and supplementary statistics tables.

Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2016-2017
Table 13: Personal injury cases initiated and disposed of[1] in the civil courts[2], by case type, 2008-09 to 2016-17

Table 13: Personal injury cases initiated and disposed of[1] in the civil courts[2], by case type, 2008-09 to 2016-17

Cases Case type 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 % change since 2015-16 % change since 2008-09
Initiated Road traffic accident 3,441 4,635 5,790 4,613 5,106 4,770 5,143 4,897 4,955 1 44
Accident at work 1,921 1,844 1,802 1,750 1,758 1,797 1,817 1,721 1,480 -14 -23
Clinical negligence 173 189 207 222 203 262 629 388 351 -10 103
Asbestos 242 541 345 294 436 320 458 300 316 5 31
Other 1,211 2,557 955 931 1,190 1,138 1,163 1,460 1,276 -13 5
Total initiated 6,988 9,766 9,099 7,810 8,693 8,287 9,210 8,766 8,378 -4 20
Disposed Road traffic accident 1,588 2,977 4,607 4,619 4,130 3,893 3,970 4,197 3,630 -14 129
  Accident at work 1,343 1,596 1,529 1,627 1,570 1,653 1,623 1,560 1,205 -23 -10
  Clinical negligence 32 104 124 133 154 178 195 238 232 -3 625
Asbestos 214 181 168 216 365 598 633 430 430 0 101
Other 2,193 1,343 1,074 1,775 1,444 1,079 941 1,108 1,095 -1 -50
Total disposed 5,370 6,201 7,502 8,370 7,663 7,401 7,362 7,533 6,592 -12 23

1. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.
2. Includes Court of Session, sheriff courts and Sheriff Personal Injury Court (from 22 September 2015).


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