Publication - Statistics

Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2016-2017

Published: 28 Aug 2018
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9781787811256

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

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Contents
Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2016-2017
Table 15: Ordinary cause personal injury cases initiated and disposed of[1,2] in the sheriff courts[3], 2016-17

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Table 15: Ordinary cause personal injury cases initiated and disposed of[1,2] in the sheriff courts[3], 2016-17

Case type Initiated Disposed Disposed
Absolvitor For pursuer Decree by default[4] Dismissed[5] Expenses only[5] Other
Defended Undefended
Road traffic accident 1,500 1,073 367 628 38 1 27 3 9
Accident at work 184 196 114 61 7 0 12 1 1
Clinical negligence 51 55 42 3 1 0 9 0 0
Asbestos 7 18 15 2 0 0 1 0 0
Relative’s claim 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vibration white finger 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Repetitive strain injury 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slip, trip or fall 74 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
Other 246 282 159 70 9 2 37 2 3
Total 2,069 1,635 707 765 55 3 86 6 13

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.
4. Decree by default is a new category brought through by the new case management information system. Data for this new category only covers November 2016 to March 2017.
5. Data from the new case management system is not currently split between 'defended' and 'undefended', therefore these have been combined into a single category.


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