Table 16: Ordinary cause personal injury cases initiated and disposed of1,2 in the sheriff courts3, 2018-19
|Absolvitor||For pursuer||Decree by default||Dismissed4||Other|
|Road traffic accident||1,813||1,280||402||756||66||3||50||3|
|Accident at work||126||110||59||42||2||0||7||0|
|Slip, trip or fall||131||136||87||35||2||0||12||0|
1. From 2 November 2009 personal injury cases with a claim amount of more than £5,000 are raised under an 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. 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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