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Work pension claim wins retired miner £48,000

A work pension claim has meant a miner has won £48,000 for bad advice to move his pension in 1991.

Corries pensions claim team have won his claim.

Work Pension Claim – The Facts

Our client, Mr S, was born in 1938. He worked in coal mines from 1960 to 1991 with a seven-year break in between. Mr S had built up 24 years worth of benefits into his Mineworkers Pension Scheme (MPS) when he was made redundant in 1991.

He was given advice by a local Independent Financial Advisor (IFA). Mr S relied on this advice and transferred his MPS pot to a Prudential scheme.

His case was never reviewed nor was he given the chance to put his monies back in the MPS.

Pension Claim – What we did

Corries specialist claims team picked up the case. We considered that Mr S must have lost out. Our advisors made enquiries and established that the local advisor had gone out of business. It was not immediately clear whether he was a registered IFA or not. We had to make various enquiries. Our team found out that the firm had been taken over and the financial services rules applied.

We lodged the claim and in due course the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) have agreed to meet the case.

The Claimant has been awarded the maximum figure the FSCS can grant – namely £48,000.

Work Pension Claim – Case Comment

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Work pension claims mean many thousands of ex coal miners could be due compensation

Mark B Dawson, one of our Work Pension Claim specialist claims handler commented

“This is yet another sad case of someone receiving very poor advice at the worst of times. When Mr S retired he had built up a good lump sum from 24 years of payments. This could have and should have provided him with a comfortable retirement. He had not only lost out on payments over the years but the benefits that come with that scheme as well.

He is extremely pleased to receive a lump sum. We hope this will help him and his family enjoy a better quality of life for the remainder of his years.

I remain sure that there are many thousands more people like Mr S who have lost out on many thousands of pounds due to poor or mis timed advice. Hopefully people see our adverts and make sure anyone they think might be affected gets in touch. We are always happy to speak to people to see if we can help. Even if we cannot help then they may get some comfort from knowing that they have tried”

If you or someone you know has moved their work pension then get them to call our friendly team. We can give FREE no obligation advice on (0800) 983 7997. We can tell you if is worth looking into a claim. Call us now.


Client Testimonials

£28,000 Awarded

Gloria Langton

“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father whilst he was ill was also very much appreciated.  I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services.”


£19,000 Awarded

Ms Meakin

“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

£118,000 Awarded

Ms F Johnson

“I would like to thank you for your kindness to my Mother Marion Harrison during the last months regarding the claim against the MOD due to Roy’s untimely passing. Roy was one of the finest men I have ever known. Mum has appreciated all your efforts and expertise on her behalf. Thank you.”

£90,000 Awarded

Mrs V Rogers

“On behalf of Adrian and myself I would like to thank you very much for your help and endeavours to reach this satisfactory outcome.”

£22,500 Awarded

Mrs Andrews, Hertfordshire.

“I am delighted to confirm receipt of our cheque concluding our case. Thank you so much for your support throughout the process. I have really appreciated your balanced guidance and sensitivity which gave me the confidence to pursue the claim. Hopefully we won’t need your services again but if we do we will certainly be in contact! So thank you again and wishing you every success in the future.”

£55,000 Awarded

Charles & Ann Parker, Bracknell.

“Ann and I want to thank you very much for all your hard work in the successful conclusion of my case. It has been a great pleasure, once again thank you for everything”

£1,024 Awarded

Pamela Tegg, Southampton.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

£9,000 Awarded

Keith Aston, Bristol.

“Thank you for the cheque for £9,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitors job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

£130,000 Awarded

June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”


£20,000 Awarded

Anthony Richards, Hull.

“It was always nice talking to you. You were always there! And made me feel secure and important for the few moments.”


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