WILLIAMSON CARSON


INSURING PHOTOGRAPHERS & PRODUCTION COMPANIES SINCE 1986

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Why choose Williamson Carson?

  • Over 30 years insuring photographers
  • Worldwide cover for your equipment
  • All risks protection for your equipment
  • Personal account handler
  • Personal claims handler if things go wrong
  • Tailored cover for you
  • Additional £2,500 office contents as standard
  • Additional £5,000 hired equipment as standard
  • Payment options available

What Photographic Services do Williamson Carson provide?

ALL RISKS PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT COVER

Key covers on All Risks Policy
• Includes Accidental Damage Cover
• New for Old Policy
• Worldwide cover as standard – free of charge
• Automatic Equipment Hire Cover, whilst claim being dealt with
• Includes cover in vehicles
• Includes cover in Aircraft Holds
• Includes damage by Airline Staff / Baggage Handlers

Photography & Videography Insurance

RE–SHOOT COVER

With rapidly increasing production costs for photographic shoots it is more important than ever for photographers to protect themselves against re-shoot costs should they be unable to produce the required images due to reasons beyond their control.

We have a reshoot policy for photographers designed using Chubb’s expertise in the film industry and Williamson Carson’s vast knowledge of the photographic industry.

PHOTOGRAPHIC LIABILITY

We have a Liability Cover with Hiscox Insurance Co, a leading UK insurer.

It is a legal requirement to have Employers Liability cover to protect anyone you employ.

This would include models, assistants, volunteers, work experience people or anyone else under your care or control.

PORTFOLIOS

Cover is available to re-instate Images following loss or damage of the photographers’ book.

The insurance extends to cover while your book is in the possession of your agent, advertising agencies, photo editors or others.

PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY

We have a specially designed Professional Indemnity policy for photographers, agents and stills producers with Hiscox Insurance Co, a leading UK insurer.

The policy is designed to protect against any errors & omissions that may be made.
The main covers under the policy are:

A) Negligence or breach of duty or care.
B) Infringement of intellectual property rights including copyright, patent, trademark or moral rights or any act of passing-off
C) Dishonesty of your individual partners, directors, employees or self-employed freelancers directly contracted to you and under your supervision
D) Defamation

Photography and Videography Insurance

LIBRARY COVER

With image copyright now belonging to the photographer, libraries are becoming increasingly important as a source of income in both the short and long term

We can offer cover for your loss or shortfall in income suffered following part or total destruction of your library, including assistance in reinstating your library.

AOP Awards 2019

So last night (14th May 2019) was the awards ceremony for the prestigious AOP Awards. I along with Tom Carson and Matt Whinney went along to soak in the art, the atmosphere and the alcohol. On a serious note what a wonderful night it was. We started our evening at One Canada Square where all …

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AOP 2019 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Excited to find out who the finalists are for The 2019 AOP Awards. Find out here.

Does my photographic policy cover any equipment that I hire?

Did you know that Photographic Equipment may not be covered under your own equipment policy? Find out about Hired Equipment cover here.

Need a Photographic Insurance Quote?

The company has been handling insurance for my photographic business for a number of years during which time I have had to make two claims. Both times the claim has been handled with great efficiency, the latest being settled with payment agreed in 36 hours. You can’t ask for more than that. It gives me great peace of mind to know that any problems can be taken care of without additional worries following the accident.

Alexander James, Photographer

Review from TrustPilot

I've been dealing with Williamson Carson for over 20 years having been introduced to them through the Association of Photographers of which I'm a member. When I've had a claim, however complex, it has been dealt with quickly and efficiently and they very much work for you. They really understand the industry and just happen to be a great bunch of people to deal with.

– Larry Bray

Tom Carson & Williamson Carson have been my insurance brokers for over 15 years. The advice and cover they provides is both comprehensive and realistic. Tom's many years insuring the photographic and film industry means he is never fazed when I throw him last minute curve balls on shoots & on the 2 occasions I have needed my insurance it was dealt with swiftly & professionally. I highly recommend Tom and his team.

– Katy Niker, Burnham Niker