File an Employer’s Initial Report of Injury (E1)
Changes to the WCB’s Employer’s Initial Report of Injury (E1) form
The WCB will launch an updated version of the online E1 form this fall.
The main changes to the E1 form include:
- A document upload feature: Employers will be able to attach documentation with the E1 submission. This could include pictures related to the worker’s injury, incident reports or medical notes.
- Limited required fields.
- Limited questions.
- Updated dashboard and technical compatibility.
By submitting your E1 form online, the form will automatically be entered into the WCB system, which eliminates delays that can occur if mailed.
We have made changes to section D question 12 of the E1 as part of our efforts for continuous improvement to our customer service while fulfilling our obligation to gather wage information for Section 70 of the Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the Act). Section 70 of the Act directs us to base our wage calculation on the greater of a) the average weekly earnings for the 12 months preceding commencement of loss of earnings, or b) weekly earnings at the commencement of loss of earnings.