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Carole Jean Hayes

Workers compensation Attorney at Greenville, SC

5.0   38 reviews
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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Carole

Learn Carole’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    85%
    My Firm handles these on the job injuries regardless of whether they have been denied or accepted, need to be heard in front of a Commissioner or appealed and many other situations. We can handle your claim regardless of its' posture.

  2. Car accident
    10%
    I have personally handled many jury trials and am very capable of handling car accident claims in addition to motorcycle claims. If we are unable to secure a fair amount of compensation for you, we will demand a jury trial on your behalf.

  3. Personal injury
    5%
    My Firm handles any kind of case where an individual has been injured through the fault of another individual. This includes cases against individuals who own dogs that have bitten someone to homeowners claims where an individual has been injured on the homeowner's premises.

HAYES LAW FIRM UPSTATE ATTORNEYS, LLC IS CONCERNED ABOUT QUALITY REPRESENTATION.

Hayes Law Firm Upstate Attorneys, LLC is concerned about QUALITY not QUANTITY.  We provide experienced and aggressive legal representation for people who have been injured.   We are a small Law Firm that truly cares about individuals who have been hurt through no fault of their own.  Call Carole at for a free consultation. 

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2019,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2022 2019 2017 + 1 ...

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Location

Hayes Law Firm Upstate Attorneys, LLC
870 Cleveland St
Ste 2 D
Greenville, SC, 29601-4428

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Terry | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Best Lawyers in the Upstate
Carole Hayes represented me in a Accident case. I've never had someone to work as hard to resolve a case as she did. She kept me up to date on everything that was going on , from beginning to the end. 5 Stars would not be enough to really show how very much I appreciated all her hard work. In the end, I was more than pleased with the outcome of my case.
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Response from Carole Hayes July 2, 2020
Thank you Terry. You are not only a client, you are a friend! Thank you for the kind words.
Posted by Sam | November 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Hero
I was injured at work, no witnesses, just pain. My job put me on leave until my injures were healed and I had a doctors release. My job also denied my workman's compensation claim, but told me I had to keep my weekly Doctors appointments and bring them weekly updates on my injury. I sought help from the most televised ( Sink and Harris and Graves ) and advertised Attorneys (on the back of my phone book. I wasn't worthy of their help (was told to call back if I needed surgery !) A friend told me to call Carole Hayes. I couldn't pay my bills, I was begging for state and local agencies help for food and rent. My situation was very near homelessness. I called Carol Hayes. She saw me in person that very day. She fought for me. I cannot express how grateful my husband and I are for her help. God Bless her. Sam
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Response from Carole Hayes July 2, 2020
I will always fight for you whenever you need me. Just call. Thank you much for such kind words.
Posted by Jodi | August 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Compassionate
Carole Hayes is a great workers compensation attorney. It is rare to find someone as professional and compassionate as she is. Carole was quick to return calls and answer any question I had. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Arloa | August 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She gets the job done.
I had an incident occur and sought out Carole Hayes to assist me. She listened and immediately went to work on the solution needed. I was confident immediately that she would resolve in short order. She did not disappoint me, I can honestly and without hesitation recommend highly Carole Hayes as the best Workers Compensation attorney to get the job done.
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Posted by James | August 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks a million
I will never go anyplace else for a workers compensation lawyer. She was fantastic in court and was excellent in keeping me well informed.
Posted by AJ | July 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST WORKERS COMP ATTY EVER
Carole Hayes got me through a very difficult time in my life. I had a life changing spinal injury and Carole helped me get through this, including mentally. She was always there for me in the evenings and weekends when I was having a bad time. I would never hire another attorney. Carole is the best!!
Posted by Jacqueline | July 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Carole Hayes was wonderful, her knowledge and wisdom of my case was outstanding. She was so patient, kind and caring. Her being passionate about her job makes her passionate about others, and she is a Beast at what she does. I would definitely recommend her! Love her!
Posted by Crawford | March 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert care
Carol and her team went above and beyond for my mother after her auto accident. Their resources and expertise allowed her to recover and get healthy without the stress of the insurance companies. They are the best at what they do. Very appreciative.
Posted by Aaron | October 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great People
The Hayes law firm was very helpful and nice. They took the time needed to hear me out. They also went above and beyond to find me the help needed. I have a workman's comp issue that happened in another state and although they can't take it , they took the time to help me find someone who could. I would recommend them to anyone in need of help.
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Posted by Keshia | May 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
One Great Law Firm
Carole Hayes and The Hayes Law Firm recently represented my Workers Compensation Case. The entire team did an amazing job from beginning to end on my behalf. I truly recommend Hayes Law Firm to anyone seeking a consultation or for hire of this terrific team. Thanks Carole and the Staff of Hayes Law Firm for a knockout win!
Posted by Guy | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing attorney
My name is Guy. Carole Hayes represented me in my workers compensation claim. She was amazing in how she handled my claim. She did everything she said she would and then some. She is also a wonderful person. She also has 2 paralegals Dawn and Rhonda who were wonderful as well. I would recommend them to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done
From start to finish Carol handled and solved my case . I am completely satisfied with the results and would highly recommend her because of the attention to detail and the correspondence she constantly did to let me know that it was being handled and it was !
Posted by Emma M. | December 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Around
Hayes Attorneys are the best around. They are a small firm who delivers big firm results. Their care, attention to detail and their fight for you attitude is something you won't find any where else. Thank you for taking care of me and my family.
Posted by Marcus | July 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worker’s Compensation
Carole was so Awesome and Pleasant to work with! From Day 1 she had nothing less than my best interest at heart! She was Professional to Me and always showed concern when it came to my health and well-being! To make me even more comfortable, Carole had 2 Ladies working for her( her Paralegal Dawn and her Assistant Rhonda, that were very Professional and Helpful in so many ways! Carole is Definitely an Attorney I would Refer to Any and Everybody, She is the Real Deal!
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Response from Carole Hayes July 2, 2020
Thank you so much Marcus. I am so very happy you were pleased with us. If you or a loved one ever needs anything please do let me know! I was honored to represent you and sincerely thank you for allowing me to do so.
Posted by Robert Patrick | October 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Robert c Patrick
Very detail oriented. Cared about me and my situation. Fought like a bull dog for me . Best thing I ever did was choosing her to represent me. I love her .
Response from Carole Hayes July 2, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words. That is not only my job; moreover, it is in my blood to only work for you and others who have been injured! I can't image doing anything else. I will be here for you should you ever have any questions or problems. Thank you for allowing me to represent you.
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SAL
I would like to commend my attorney for an OUTSTANDING job with my case! I never thought in a hundred years that I would need an attorney for something as such but when I did, I'm honored to have met you, Mrs. Carole Hayes! You truly did an awesome job! I've been recommending to anyone who I come in contact with that may need assistance. Your preparedness for each obstacle we faced was impeccable and thorough! I would return to you if ever I needed assistance! THANK YOU! Mr. Lyles
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Response from Carole Hayes July 2, 2020
Thank you so much for your review. I will always be here for you and am honored that you allowed me to represent you.
Posted by RLC | July 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and Savvy
Carole is fully invested in making sure you are represented well and receive the maximum for your injury. She is brilliant and aggressive with a positive friendly disposition. She is your advocate completely. I totally trusted her guidance to my benefit.
Response from Carole Hayes July 2, 2020
Thank you for these kind words. You are correct when you say I am "fully invested" in making sure I do everything possible for my clients. Why? Because you and all of my clients deserve and need that kind of representation. I am blessed to be in a position that allows me to help those. such as yourself, you desperately need caring and aggressive representation.
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Posted by Julie | May 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful!
Carole was so helpful and professional! I did not know who to call to ask questions with our situation; I am very glad I called Hayes Law Firm and chose Carole. She was very informative and helped us gain confidence with our situation! Thanks Carole!
Response from Carole Hayes July 2, 2020
Thank you so much for leaving a kind review. I believe I just assisted you over the phone but certainly appreciate your words!! Call me if you ever need anything and I will help you or get you where you need to be.
Posted by Patricia | April 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Workers Comp.
Carol is one of the best there is. She treats you more like a friend than just an attorney/ client. She goes above and beyond what you would expect. She fights for you all the way. She doesn’t really worry about how much money she’s going to end up with, it’s all about her clients best interest. Carol settled my workers comp. case back in 2013 and I called her just today 4/2/2019, for help in dealing with my SSDI, for which I was represented by a different attorney. She continually offered help, even though there is no money for her. Carol really cares about you! I highly recommend her!
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Response from Carole Hayes July 2, 2020
Thank you for your kind comments Patricia. For me, as an attorney, if I am blessed enough to have a client retain me, it follows that I will spend much time with them throughout the process. When that happens, it is virtually impossible, for me, to not care about my clients, such as yourself, because I get to know you!
Posted by Jason | March 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AWESOME Lawyer
Carole has been so awesome. Always very up front and honest about everything. She is also very knowledgeable and realistic. Very compassionate and genuinely cares about her clients all the time. I wouldn’t have any other person represent me.
Response from Carole Hayes July 2, 2020
Thank you Jason. I have found it is easier to be upfront and honest so that I keep my clients on the same page and keep their expectations in line with mine. I need my clients to understand their case and the pros and cons as well as the legal issues involved and the chances of prevailing. Giving false expectations or just saying what the client wants to hear is not how I operate. The "caring" part is hard to avoid when I am representing clients such as yourself.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hayes Law Firm
  • 1990 - Present
  • Law Clerk to Chancellor Judge Lewis
  • Shelby County General Sessions Court
  • 1989 - 1989

Education

  • Memphis State University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • George Mason University
  • Sociology
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Workers Compensation Settlement
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Tractor Trailer Accident
  • $500,000.00
  • Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability Awards
  • $240,000.00 with life time medical benefits
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Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • BV
  • 2005 - Present
  • Injured Workers' Advocates
  • 1997 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Graduated "With Distinction"
  • George Mason University
  • 1987
  • Alpha Chi
  • George Mason University
  • 1987
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (19)
Endorse Carole
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. she is a great individual and an exceptional attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer who is very knowledge in the areas of worker's compensation."
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carole is a strong personal injury lawyer who is always ethical and has the best interests of her clients at heart. I recommend her for personal injury cases."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Carole Hayes. She is a staunch advocate for the injured worker. She goes the extra mile to achieve a favorable result for her clients. She is certainly not afraid to face down an aggressive insurance defense attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a fan of Carole Hayes. She is knowledgeable about the law and experienced and passionate about representing her client's interests. She is a well respected member of the bar and an excellent attorney. We have worked together on different matters for 25 years, and I highly recommend her."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Carole for many years. She is always professional and a pleasure to work with. She has a great deal of experience handling workers' compensation claims."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to recommend Carole Hayes' services as a personal injury attorney. She is experienced, aggressive, diplomatic and learned in her field."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known her for over 20 years and she is one of the best lawyers in town. She is professional, thorough, and very intelligent. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking an attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Carol is a very intelligent, aggressive, and compassionate attorney that works tirelessly to make sure her client gets everything they are entitled to under the law. She never puts her interest before her clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carole is a fantastic and highly experienced attorney. She fights extremely hard for her clients and knows their legal rights inside and out. I give her my highest recommendation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carole is an outstanding advocate for injured workers. I have observed her work . She is an aggressive, skilled and compassionate lawyer. I recommend her without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. You can trust Carole to be knowledgeable, caring, and well prepared."
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