Lawyers have called for bosses who fail to report workplace injuries to be named and shamed.
Personal injury solicitors want managers to be publicly humiliated and fined if they ignore health and safety issues.
They believe those who do not report accidents should also have their insurance premiums increased.
Denise Kitchener, the chief executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, said: "A 'name and shame' system should be introduced for companies which ignore health and safety.
"Companies which fail to report accidents should also have points awarded against them - the more points a company is awarded, the more they have to pay in insurance, for example.
"Failing to report should also result in on-the-spot fines. Any company boss concerned about profit will soon sit up and take note.
"Reporting injuries could lead to a safer working environment. We believe that any incident reported in the workplace should trigger a further risk assessment in that particular area.
"This will help to ensure that possible dangers, which may have led to the initial incident, are identified and avoided in the future."
The Health and Safety Executive is reviewing the way companies are required to report workplace injuries.
Last year 220 people died from an injury in their workplace.