Table 15: Ordinary cause personal injury cases initiated and disposed of[1,2] in the sheriff courts, 2016-17
|Absolvitor||For pursuer||Decree by default||Dismissed||Expenses only||Other|
|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|
|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|
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.