Long-Term Disability | O'Dea Earle Injury Lawyers | Make it Our Fight


We fight hard

when it’s your future at stake.

One possible, and serious, long-term effect of an injury is inability to return to work full-time, putting the injured person under increased stress about their future and the future of their family. If you are unable to work full-time in the future, as a consequence of your injury, you may be eligible for long-term disability benefits through your employer, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), or your own insurance company.

We’ll handle every conflict, dispute, and unknown.

We won’t let anyone deny your pain

Unfortunately, the road to a successful long-term disability claim can have its setbacks. Instead of a cut-and-dried process, it can become a battle that puts your future in question and adds more trauma to an already terrible situation.

Pitfalls that long-term disability claimants encounter can include:

Claim Delayed

Claim Denied

Claim Cut Off

Claim Under Investigation

As occurs often in disability claims, your medical documentation may be challenged, the extent of your injuries may be contested, or an insurer may claim you’re ready to return to your work – or similar work – when in fact you’re not ready at all. Having a skilled lawyer there in these situations is crucial. Even if you haven’t encountered barriers to your disability claim yet, it’s wise to retain strong legal representation.

We know the disability claim process and we know how to defend clients when the consequences of their injuries are called into question. We’re ready to defend your right to the long-term disability benefits you deserve, and we’ll be ready to challenge anyone who disputes your pain.

If you are injured and are ready to make a long-term disability claim, make sure you aren’t put in a situation that injures you more, and indefinitely.

It’s your future at stake.

Let us fight for it.

Work-Related Injuries

You’ve been injured on the job, putting your livelihood on the line. You may be unable to go back to your job, putting real stress on you and your family. Workplace injuries are especially common in industries like manufacturing and construction, but other workplaces can result in injuries too.

Workplace injuries tend to persist for years after the accident, and often the injured worker is unable to return to work for a long period of time or may not be able to ever return. If you are injured on the job and not capable of performing your pre-injury employment, you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits through WorkplaceNL.

It is important to have a lawyer who understands the process and the possible pitfalls you may encounter regarding your Workers’ Compensation claim. The laws regarding compensation can be complicated, but at O’Dea Earle our team has decades of experience dealing with every facet of the law that pertains to your claim. We’ll answer all your questions, keep you informed and, most importantly, use every resource within the law to fight for the compensation you deserve now and in the years ahead. We’ve fought for countless injured workers like you, so we know the stress and strain you’re going through right now.

If you’ve been injured at your workplace and are ready to make a Workers’ Compensation Claim, make sure you start the process with a fighter by your side.

Make it our fight and our team will get to work doing what we do best – protecting workers like you.

Repetitive Strain Injury

Cuts and Lacerations

Muscle Strains

Crashes and Collisions

Slips and Falls

Inhaling Toxic Fumes

Being Hit by Falling Objects

Loss of Limbs


Brain Injuries

- Paul Kielly
Paul Kielly suffered a serious neck injury putting his life and livelihood in question. When his insurance company disputed the seriousness of his injury, Paul called us. We took on the case and immediately arranged for an independent medical assessment of Paul’s injury. This changed the direction of Paul’s claim, and we secured the compensation he needed to get on with his rehabilitation and his life.
- Kelsey Bishop
Kelsey Bishop was rear-ended by an uninsured motorist resulting in severe injuries to her shoulders, neck and back. In addition to disruption of her life and career, Kelsey found herself trying to navigate a legal battle alone. After contacting O’Dea Earle, Kelsey had a full understanding of her rights and chose us to represent her. We guided her step by step through her case and fought aggressively on her behalf. Kelsey settled her case and is now well on the way to recovery.

First Steps

If you’ve been injured in an accident, call O’Dea Earle before you sign anything.

Even though you should see a doctor and contact your insurance company immediately after the accident, the next step should be contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer. Remember to:

Gather the Facts

Obtain contact information for anyone who was involved in or a witness to the accident, obtain the insurance information from the other parties involved, and prepare a detailed description of the accident.

Consult a Doctor

You may not feel a need to see a doctor, but injuries often take time to present themselves. We advise all clients who have been in an accident to consult a physician immediately.

Call Before Signing Anything

We’re ready to take your call 24/7. We’ll determine if you have a case by listening to your story, carefully reviewing police and medical reports regarding your accident, and determining fault.

A Fighting Plan

At O’Dea Earle, we’ve fought for countless people who have been injured in accidents, meeting every issue, conflict, and dispute surrounding their case head on to pursue maximum compensation. When it’s your case, we’ll be fighting for your rights every step of the way. Right now, you’re dealing with stress, lost income, insurance companies, and an uncertain future. It’s time to focus on your recovery, while we fight for the compensation you deserve.

Call us Now.

Your Long-Term Disability Lawyers

Thomas E. Williams, Q.C., Lawyer St. John's Accident Personal Injury

Thomas E. Williams, K.C.

Tom's practice areas are injury, civil litigation, and administrative law.
Gregory F. Kirby, Q.C., Lawyer St. John's Accident Personal Injury

Gregory F. Kirby, K.C.

Greg's practice includes injury, administrative law, and real estate.

Raylene Mackey

Raylene’s practice includes personal injury law, real estate law, wills and estates law, corporate and commercial law, employment law, family law, and civil litigation.
Ian S. Patey, Lawyer St. John's Accident Personal Injury

Ian S. Patey

Ian's practice areas include injury, labour law, and real estate.

David S. Williams

David’s practice includes injury, real estate, and corporate and commercial law.

Kait O'Reilly

Student at Law
Pádraig J. Mohan, Lawyer St. John's Accident Personal Injury

Pádraig J. Mohan

Pádraig’s focus includes injury, real estate, and wills and estates.

Kayla Mosher

Student at Law
Kyle R. Rees, Lawyer St. John's Accident Personal Injury

Kyle R. Rees

Kyle's focus includes human rights, civil litigation, and labour law.
Justin W. King, Lawyer St. John's Accident Personal Injury

Justin W. King

Justin’s practice includes injury, real estate, and wills and estates.

Adrienne Ding

Adrienne’s areas of practice are injury, labour and employment law, administrative law and civil litigation.

Jonathan W. Moore

Jonathan's practice areas include injury, corporate and commercial law, and real estate.
Ryan M. Belbin, Lawyer St. John's Accident Personal Injury

Ryan M. Belbin

Ryan's focus includes Injury, civil litigation, and real estate.
Kevin J. Galway, Lawyer St. John's Accident Personal Injury

Kevin J. Galway

Kevin's focus includes injury, civil, family, and real estate law.

Michael Williams

Michael's practice areas are civil litigation, corporate law, and employment law.

Duncan Wallace

Student at Law

Andrew Seviour

Student at Law