A former contestant of the BBC’s Apprentice programme, who was ‘fired’ by Sir Alan Sugar at the beginning of the 2008 series, has launched a claim for compensation following a freak road accident in south London.
Twenty six year old Nicholas de Lacy-Brown, from Shoreham-by-Sea, in Sussex, suffered serious personal injury while out shopping in the Balham Hill area of the capital city.
Mr. de Lacy-Brown’s right leg was virtually ‘shattered’, when a lorry crashed into a wall which then collapsed on top of him.
Mr. de Lacy-Brown had to endure several operations after the incident which he claims has left him with permanently disabling injuries and has had a major impact on his new career as a barrister.
He has now launched an accident compensation claim against the driver of the vehicle and his employers at the High Court in London, for the pain and suffering caused loss of earnings and the cost of his medical treatment. The amount being claimed is thought to be in the region of six or seven figures.
Mr. de Lacy- Brown’s barrister, who will be representing him in court, stated that Nicholas has had a ‘torrid time’ and has been very badly affected by the accident.