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Carole Jean Hayes

Carole Jean Hayes

Hayes Law Firm
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
  • South Carolina
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Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ALII Gold

I have been representing those wrongfully injured in our State since 1990 and have never represented or defended an insurance company. The Hayes Law Firm is concerned about quality representation, not quantity. We aggressively represent our clients in and out of the court room. Please call me for a free consultation today to see if I can help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. The insurance companies and their adjusters have attorneys working for them, please make sure you have an attorney working for you. I have been doing this now for 27 years and would be honored to meet with you.

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations on all cases I handle.
  • Contingent Fees
    There is no attorney fee unless I secure compensation for you.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In most cases the Hayes Law Firm pays for all expenses associated with a claim up front (for medical evaluations, medical records, etc.). I do this to minimize any financial inconveniences to my clients while a claim is pending. My goal is to take care of everything possible for my clients in an effort to minimize the hardships inherent in an accident....
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Judicial Clerk
Memphis Tennessee Chancery Court
Memphis State Law School
J.D. (1990) | Law
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Moot Court Board, Jessup International Society, clerk for Chancellor Lewis.
George Mason University
B.A. (1987)
Honors: Graduated With Distinction, Alpha Chi
Professional Associations
South Carolina Workers Compensation Educational Association
Injured Workers Advocates
Federal Bar Association  # 12325
- Current
South Carolina State Bar # 15132
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Hayes Law Firm Website
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered

Q. My husband hurt his back on the job in August of 2016. He was released from doctor in May 2017 but still having issues.
A: You really do need to get an attorney. Whatever money you have been offered by insurance company will be yours without an attorney fee. The attorney is entitled to 1/3 of anything over and above what you have already been offered. So, that having been said, why don't you just call one of us on AVVO and talk to us because if he is still having problems with his back, there are certain considerations that must be addressed. Is he really at maximum medical improvement? Does he need a second opinion? Have you addressed future medical needs? There are a lot of other equally important considerations. Do you have all of his limitations and restrictions reduced to writing by his physician? In short, I do believe that his case is deserving of proper legal representation. I do wish him a good recovery.
Q. I was injured at VC summer nuclear plant then plant shut down construction I've been told I can't get ttd ?
A: I cannot tell exactly what is going on via your post. Generally, if you are on light duty restrictions per an authorized, treating physician, you are entitled to weekly benefits. It does not matter if the plant closed down as the insurance company is on the hook for your entire claim. I would suggest that you contact a JUSTIA lawyer local to you so you can get some answers.
Q. Can a person bring in a doog into a peron house without homeowners permission. Mind u they are not paying bills
A: No, they cannot.
Q. I'm a subcontractor in S.C. If I hire me (1) helper and pay him a flat salary, do I have to carry worker's comp. on him?
A: If you only have one employee, in South Carolina you do not need to have workers' compensation insurance.
Q. My child case settled for 22,500 after fees/bills will receive 13,900 does all of it have to go in structured settlement
A: None of it has to be a structured settlement unless you agree to structure the settlement. Given the amount of the settlement, this will have to be Court approved as it involves a minor child. Also, a conservator will need to be appointed to manage the funds given the amount. There is also a bonding issue. There are many forms and documents that will have to be filed with the Court to have this processed. If you do not have an attorney, I certainly believe you will need one to navigate through the end of this matter.
Q. Knee injury settlement estimate for lateral meniscus tear
A: False. Call one of us and without charging, we can explain exactly how we can maximize your recovery. Further, your injury is worthy of compensation; your claim matters.
Q. Can I file suit for workers comp years later if the same body part gets hurt on another job again 10 years later?
A: Yes, you can aggravate a preexisting injury so it is compensable. This sounds like a major accident with serious injuries. Please call an attorney who represents people like you who have been injured on the job. It is free and you are going to need legal representation. If you speak to one of us, you will most probably agree that you really need representation. There are going to be many issues, just like the one you are asking about, and because you do not practice law, you will not know all of the answers.
Q. Hello my father messed his knee really bad and is needing surgery under workers comp.
A: You do have options. He can get his treatment in Texas, it just has to be addressed with the adjuster or opposing counsel. Really should speak to one of us on Justia so we can explain your options.
Q. My daughter was stopped for busted headlight on passenger side but it still works and it was 5pm daylight hours
A: Wow. It is faulty equipment; however, that's really odd that one would get pulled over for that alone. I have little doubt that if you go to the hearing, it will get significantly decreased or dropped based upon the fact it was day light.
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870 Cleveland St, Suite 2D
Greenville, SC 29601
Telephone: (864) 233-3100
Fax: (864) 233-6637