A fossil hunter is pursuing an injury compensation claim after he was badly hurt in a rock fall at Seatown.
Dave McGowan, 41, was searching for fossils on the seafront when he was hit by falling rocks from the cliffs above, the Bridport News reports.
He was left with a broken leg and ankle and believes that if he had not been protected by his walking boots he would have lost the leg completely.
"There was a sudden crash of rocks coming towards me," Mr McGowan told the paper.
"I tried to get out of the way but they were travelling at about 40 mph and I didn’t have time."
He may never be able to return to his job as a taxi driver and fears that he may lose his home.
Mr McGowan is now seeking injury compensation from whoever is responsible after it emerged that there were no warning signs erected in the area.
The incident follows news that a soldier from Bradford who suffered severely crushed legs in Afghanistan has been ordered to repay one-third of his injury compensation payout.