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.