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Civil Law Statistics in Scotland

Scotland’s Chief Statistician has published Civil Law Statistics in Scotland, 2011-12. This presents statistics on the civil business of the Court of Session and sheriff courts in Scotland in 2011-12, together with some wider, contextual information about the extent of civil problems in Scotland.

With regard to personal injury cases, the statistics show that:

  • There were 7,792 personal injury cases initiated in the civil courts during 2011-12, a decrease of 15% compared to 2010-11.
  • The majority of these related to road traffic accidents (59%) and a further fifth related to accidents at work (22%).
  • Personal injury cases accounted for 76% of business in the General Department of the Court of Session.
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