Christopher Douglas (deceased) ; Amy Douglas (surviving Spouse & -. Guardian Ad Litem); Et Al., vs. California Department Of Forestry And Fire Protection, Legally Uninsured; California Public Employees Retirement System; And State Compensation Insurance Fund (claims Administrator)

California Department Of Forestry And Fire Protection, Legally Uninsured; California Public Employees Retirement System; And State Compensation Insurance Fund (Claims Administrator) Christopher Douglas (Deceased) ; Amy Douglas (Surviving Spouse & -. Guardian Ad Litem); Et Al., WORKERS-COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARDSTATE OF CALIFORNIACHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS (Deceased) ; AMY DOUGLAS (Surviving Spouse & -. Guardian Ad Litem); et al., Applicant,vs.CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION, Legally Uninsured; CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM; and STATE COMPENSATION INSURANCE FUND (Claims Administrator), Defendants,Case No. ADJ9091836OPINION AND DECISION AFTER RECONSIDERATION            We previously granted reconsideration to further study the factual und legal issues. This is our Decision After Reconsideration.            Defendant, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFIRE), by and through its claims administrator, State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF),1 seeks reconsideration of the Findings and Award/Order issued by the workers* compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) on August 22, 2019. In that decision, the WCJ found that:•            decedent, Christopher Douglas, sustained a July 5, 2013 injury resulting in his death while employed as an cnginccr/paramedic by CalFIRE;•            at the lime of his injury, decedent’s average weekly earnings were $4,341.71, resulting in a workers’ compensation death benefit rate of $1,066.72 per week prior to adjustments under Labor Code section 4661.52 and consistent with the provisions of section 4702(b); 1 CalFIRE was legally uninsured at the time of the injury resulting in decedent’s death2 Unless otherwise noted, all further statutory references arc to the Labor Code. , • decedent left two total dependents: (a) his minor son, Samuel Douglas, bom in 2011 (hereafter, ‘•Samuel”); and (b) his then unborn daughter. Bridget Douglas, bom in 2014 (hereafter, ‘•Bridget”);• Samuel is no

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