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 18: Civil law cases initiated and disposed of1,2 in the Sheriff Personal Injury Court3, 2015-16 to 2018-19

   Initiated Disposed
Case Type 2015-164 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2015-164 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Road traffic accident 313 832 1,036 985 72 438 744 883
Accident at work5 469 1,153 1,272 1,305 75 555 1,006 1,153
Clinical negligence 30 105 83 133 1 29 49 73
Asbestos6 124 370 455 514 0 110 363 443
Slip, Trip or Fall 0 86 208 345 0 6 115 197
Other7 207 410 228 309 24 225 264 213
Total 1,143 2,956 3,282 3,591 172 1,363 2,541 2,962

1. Figures for initiations and disposals do not necessarily refer to the same cases.

2. Includes cases initiated and disposed within Personal Injury Chapter 36A.

3. Sheriff Personal Injury Court was established on 22 September 2015.

4. Figures for 2015-16 are part of a financial year, September 2015 to March 2016.

5. Accident at work includes vibration white finger and repetitive strain injury.

6. Asbestos include all asbestos related conditions like pleural plaques, mesothelioma, asbestosis and pleural thickening.

7. Relative's claim cases are included in 'Other'.


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