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Knee Ligament Injuries May Mean Surgery And Physical Therapy

Sustaining a knee or leg injury on the job is an immediate cause for concern. Without the proper treatment, you may be unable to continue your work or require continuing therapy in order to function as normally as possible. If the knee injury is to the ligaments of the knee, you may be facing an even longer recovery period and time away from work.

If your knee ligaments have been injured in a workplace accident, turn to our lawyers at Morizio Law Firm, P.C. Our attorneys in Bridgeport/Stratford, Connecticut, are committed to standing up for the rights of workers with knee injuries. We concentrate our practice on workers' compensation issues, resulting in our ability to fully explain the workers' comp laws to our clients. Our firm is proud to be one the fewer than 50 board-certified workers' compensation specialists in the entire state of Connecticut.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a knee injury attorney and discuss your rights to workers' compensation benefits.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) And Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

The ACL is one of the most commonly injured and commonly known knee ligaments. Along with its partner, the PCL, these two ligaments connect the thigh bone (femur) with the bones of the lower leg. The ACL and PCL help to support the front-to-back movement of the knee.

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) And Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)

Acting much like the ACL and PCL, only supporting the side-to-side movement of the knee instead of the front-to-back, the MCL and LCL also are in place in order to connect the femur to the bones of the lower leg. The MCL connects the femur to the shin bone (tibia), while the LCL connects the femur to the smaller bone of the lower leg (fibula).

Injuries to all of the knee ligaments can be caused by:

  • Over-twisting the knee while the foot is planted
  • Taking a direct hit to the knee
  • Overextending the knee
  • Jumping and landing on a knee that is flexed
  • Stopping suddenly
  • Suddenly shifting your weight from one leg to the other

Contact A Connecticut Attorney

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