Verdicts and Settlements

Established in 1993, our Firm has a long history of successfully securing verdicts from various courts in addition to negotiating settlements when our clients have been wrongfully injured or killed because of someone else's negligence. We focus on getting our clients the results they deserve and making sure they are compensated properly for their losses. 

Our Case Results

LEGAL DISCLAIMER:  These verdicts and settlements are a sampling of some of our recent cases and are not meant to create any expectations.  Any results that the Hayes Law Firm might have acheived on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.  Every single case is different beginning with the individual who was injured. 

Worker's Compensation Cases

$240,000.00
Workers compensation settlement for client who was carrying a lap top computer for many days in a row while at a seminar.  The repetitive trauma; i.e., the action of carrying the computer; resulted in severe back injuries.  After many surgeries, a spinal cord stimulator was successfully implanted.  Thereafter, we also got this client on Social Security Benefits.







$161,000.00
Our client was operating a forklift at work when another forklift driver crashed into his right leg, resulting in injuries to his back.  He treated conservatively, prior to having surgery. Whether all of his claimed injuries were causally-related to his accident was a factual issue that we were able to favorably resolve. We were also able to establish a Medicare Set-Aside Account to satisfy future causally-related medical bills. We were able to successfully resolve the legal issues regarding the extent of the permanent disability sustained as evidenced by this result.
$195,000.00
Workers’ Compensation Settlement for our client who was a logger and was hit on his head by a falling tree resulting in two surgical procedures to his neck. Whether all of his claimed injures were causally-related to his accident was a factual issue that we were able to favorably resolve. We were also able to establish a Medicare Set-Aside Account to satisfy future causally-related medical bills. The legal issues regarding the extent of his permanent disability sustained was also favorably resolved as evidenced by this result.
$100,000.00
Workers’ compensation settlement for client who injured her right knee and then developed serious psychological issues which were found compensable prior to settlement. The main factual issue in this case was whether her psychological issues were related. The legal issue regarding her permanent disability sustained was favorably resolved as evidenced by this case result.





MEDICAL TREATMENT
Workers’ Compensation Commission ordered lifetime medical benefits for neck injury in approximately the year 2000.  To this day, we still represent this client whenever the insurance company fails to abide by the Order, notwithstanding there are no additional attorney fees.  In 2016, we were successful in an appeal which provides that due to many years of having to walk with an altered gait, client now has a compensable back injury.



CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT where client tripped over a box and fell at work striking his head sustaining a traumatic brain injury.  Client had some preexisting issues including tremors, seizures, memory loss and balance problems.  After filing with the S.C. Workers Compensation Commission, we were able to successfully resolve this matter for our client at mediation.  The settlement reflects the fact that the preexisting conditions were in fact aggravated both at the time of the initial fall and then subsequently, when the client had yet another fall at his home.


Tractor Trailer Accident Cases

CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT 
involving a tractor trailer and two other vehicles on Highway 101 in Greer, S.C., resulting in the filing of a Complaint in the U.S. District Court in Spartanburg.   Our client had serious injuries resulting in extended admittances into the hospital and a rehabilitation center due to multiple broken bones, neurological issues and soft tissue injuries.  After filing in Federal Court and completing the discovery process, we were able to successfully resolve this matter on behalf of our client at mediation shortly after the client’s treatment was complete.