Travelers tells injured worker to take a 60 mile hike for medical care


Neil Eckelberger and his wife Robin want to know why Travelers Indemnity Company would schedule a doctor appointment for Neil 60 miles away, when there are several physicians he could see nearby.

"Going to New Port Richey is over 123 miles for us round trip," Robin said.

But Neil has no choice. He suffered severe injuries in a workplace explosion in Sept. 2017.

According to state law, Travelers, his employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier, calls the shots.

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