In all cases in which any officer, warrant officer or enlisted man or woman of the State Military Reserve, when organized or authorized as a cadre or otherwise, when in the performance of ordered duty, or when ordered into the active service of the state, is wounded, injured, disabled, or killed in active service, or in the performance of ordered duty and in line of duty, the officer or warrant officer or enlisted man or woman or the dependents of that officer or warrant officer or enlisted man or woman shall be entitled to receive compensation from the state in accordance with the provisions of Division 4 (commencing with Section 3201) of the Labor Code. In all such cases, such an officer, warrant officer, enlisted man or woman shall be held and deemed to be an employee of the state. The compensation to be awarded to any such officer, warrant officer, enlisted man or woman shall be ascertained, determined, and fixed upon the basis of his or her average income from all sources during the year immediately preceding the date of the injury or death or the commencement of the disability, but the compensation shall in no case exceed the maximum prescribed in Division 4 (commencing with Section 3201) of the Labor Code.
In the determination of the benefits to be awarded any member of the State Military Reserve or his or her dependents under the provisions of this section it shall be conclusively presumed that the average yearly earning of the injured or deceased member is not less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500). Any injury, death, or disability shall be deemed to have been suffered in line of duty unless the same resulted from misconduct or disobedience of lawful orders by the injured or deceased member.