Photographers & Videographers Insurance packages


We have an exclusive All Risks Photographic Insurance scheme with Chubb European Group SE, one of the leading insurers in the entertainment industry in the world.

Chubb have underwritten this scheme for over 20 years and coupled with Williamson Carson’s experience in the photography industry provides a strength and empathy for photographers unmatched by any other policy / insurer.

We are also able to offer large discounts for AOP, BIPP and members of other photographic associations with proven standards for members.

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

Further details regarding Chubb European Group SE please click here


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.


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.


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.


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.


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) Defamation
D) Dishonesty of your individual partners, directors, employees or self-employed freelancers directly contracted to you and under your supervision

The following documents are available upon request:
A) Policy document
B) Proposal form


With the experience of both Chubb Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd and Williamson Carson & Co Ltd in both the film and stills Industry we have produced a policy, cover and rates designed specifically for videographers.

This policy can be viewed upon request.

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Our specialist for Photographic Insurance is Tom Carson


Why not give him a call on 020 8659 5038 to discuss your requirements

We’ve worked with Williamson Carson for well over 18 years now and I can safely say that their care and attention to detail in dealing with our film shoots has been massively  instrumental in the success of the company.  I’m not sure that any other brokerage has a better understanding of the intricacies of our business than Tom and his associates. We feel very lucky to be working with them and we look forward to continuing the relationship for many years to come. We regard them as trusted advisors, consummate professionals and, most importantly, really good friends.

Pete Chambers, Mad Cow Films

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