Publication - Statistics

Civil justice statistics in Scotland: 2018-2019

Published: 7 Apr 2020
Directorate:
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order, Statistics
ISBN:
9781839606731

The 2018-2019 civil justice statistics in Scotland release includes main statistics tables, figures and supplementary statistics tables.

Table 16: Ordinary cause personal injury cases initiated and disposed of1,2 in the sheriff courts3, 2018-19

Disposed
Absolvitor For pursuer Decree by default Dismissed4 Other  
Case type Initiated Disposed   Defended Undefended
Road traffic accident 1,813 1,280 402 756 66 3 50 3
Accident at work 126 110 59 42 2 0 7 0
Clinical negligence 64 49 28 7 1 0 13 0
Asbestos 8 4 1 2 1 0 0 0
Slip, trip or fall 131 136 87 35 2 0 12 0
Other 128 138 62 38 4 0 34 0
Total 2,270 1,717 639 880 76 3 116 3

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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