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 Upstate Attorneys, LLC might have achieved 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.
Tractor Trailer Accident Cases
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.
Worker’s Compensation Cases
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.
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.
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.
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.
Workers’ Compensation Commission ordered lifetime medical benefits for neck injury in approximately the year 2000. For 15 years we would take the insurance company to court if they did not abide by the existing Order notwithstanding there were 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.
Where our 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.
Workers’ Compensation settlement for client who injured his right shoulder while handling a hydraulic pump which resulted in having surgery for a torn rotator cuff. As time passed, he began having problems with his left shoulder due to overusing same. Whether his left shoulder was causally-related and hence compensable, was a factual issue that we were able to favorably resolve as evidenced by the settlement amount. The legal issue regarding the extent of his disability was also favorably resolved as we secured compensation over and above his impairment rating to his shoulder.
Our client was lifting a bag of rags when he injured his low back resulting in radicular pain down his right leg. The factual and legal issues were favorably resolved and the workers compensation carrier agreed the right leg was effected and paid for all medical treatment for both the back and leg. We were also able to secure additional funds for future medical treatment that was needed for both body parts. We also protected the client so that he could secure social security disability benefits by including certain language that would decrease the off-set that the Social Security Administration would take.
Workers compensation settlement at a mediation for a client whose left hand was crushed between a forklift and a die machine. This crush injury resulted in partial amputations to two of his fingers and also caused my client to have a neck injury due to the way his arm was grabbed and jolted by the forklift. The client also ended up having psychological issues which were also found to be compensable. We were able to resolve all factual and legal issues favorably for my client as all body parts were compensable. We also secured additional funds for his future medical needs, including prosthetics for his hand.