Employers neglect cost of workplace injuries, claims TUC

The
TUC has accused employers of neglecting the cost of workplace injuries and
called on organisations to contribute more.

In
a submission to the Government, the TUC said the average UK company was only
paying £70 per employee towards the cost of compensating staff injured at work.

The
TUC claims the £18bn cost of workplace injury and illness is mostly paid for by
the Government and the victims themselves.

In
a meeting with MPs, the TUC said British employers pay less than a sixth of the
amount contributed by most developed countries.

The
submission is part of the Government’s review of employer liability insurance
which involves the CBI and the Association of British Insurers.

www.tuc.org.uk

By Ross Wigham

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