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Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2016-2017

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

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Table 14: Personal injury cases[1] initiated and disposed of in the Court of Session, 2016-17

Case type Initiated Disposed Disposed
Absolvitor Dismissed For pursuer Expenses only Other
Defended Undefended Defended Undefended Defended Undefended
Accident at work 91 370 289 3 0 68 0 0 0 10
Road traffic accident 116 217 162 1 3 38 6 0 0 7
Clinical negligence 193 145 118 8 1 8 1 1 0 8
Asbestos 93 400 310 2 2 66 5 0 0 15
Live mesothelioma 23 26 15 0 0 7 1 0 0 3
Post mesothelioma 56 55 38 0 1 11 0 0 0 5
Pleural plaques 0 225 183 1 1 34 2 0 0 4
Pleural thickening 0 21 18 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
Other 14 73 56 1 0 12 2 0 0 2
Repetitive strain injury 1 18 15 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Vibration white finger 0 8 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Relative’s claim 4 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Other 41 212 156 4 3 42 2 0 0 5
Total 539 1,373 1,057 18 9 229 14 1 0 45

1. These statistics relate to cases that use personal injury procedure and standard ordinary cause procedure.
2. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.

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