DJ insurance

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Why is DJ insurance important?

It’s all too easy to claim against a DJ. Heavy equipment, contractual agreements, employee health and safety – these are expensive risks. For example, if someone gets injured and you’re served with a claim, would you have the funds ready to set things right? Start with DJ public liability insurance, and add any extra cover you need.

  • DJ insurance, UK-based claims and customer service team
  • Public liability insurance – DJ liabilities covered up to £10 million
  • Mobile DJ insurance, protecting you at an event or while you get on with admin

What does DJ insurance cover?

Whether it’s your first gig or your fiftieth, as a DJ you promise escapism. Your client won’t usually have their eye on all the risks and what-ifs, but covers like public liability insurance for DJs are designed to take care of that. Use our cover options to set up specific insurance, pay monthly if you need to, and add protection for any employees.

How much does DJ insurance cost?

Find out how much you’ll pay by comparing prices from a range of trusted insurers. You choose what goes into your policy, so you only pay for what you need.

Prices start from £4.74 per month

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What kind of excess should I expect?

An excess is an amount you pay towards any claim you make on your insurance. For example, if your excess is £250 and you make a claim worth £1000, your payout will be a maximum of £750.

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The figures above are for guidance only and any excess applying to your quote may differ. You’ll get a breakdown of the excesses for each quote when you compare with us.

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How do I choose insurance?

Making sure you have the right type and level of business insurance can be the difference between getting a claim paid and having to cover the cost of an expensive accident yourself. Read our tips for guidance on what to consider when buying a policy.

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How do claims work?

Unlike price comparison websites, we take the hassle out of claims for you. We know how important it is to get your business back on track quickly – and with a minimum of fuss. That’s why you get access to your dedicated claims any time, day or night. Call them on 0333 207 0560 or claim online. They’ll do their best to be fair and supportive.

£51 million in claims paid out in 2023

83% of claims were settled in 2023

Example claim

Having DJ insurance through Simply Business has saved professionals thousands of pounds when the unexpected happened.

Amelia saved more than £5,200

While checking her equipment, Amelia (not her real name) found that six of her speakers had stopped working after blowing a fuse during a power surge. The DJ equipment insurance in her business insurance policy covered Amelia’s replacement costs.

DJ insurance FAQ

Whether you’re new to buying business insurance or you’ve been trading for a while, here are the answers to some commonly asked questions about DJ insurance. You can also check out our business insurance FAQs.

This depends on your business, the clients you’re working with, and the venues you’re booked for. There’s no legal requirement to have public liability insurance in place, but most venues won’t let you work unless you do, usually at a pre-specified level. If your business was held responsible for a third party injury or property damage, DJ public liability insurance could cover the costs.

Our policies come with the option to add DJ equipment insurance – just make sure you complete the ‘business and office equipment’ section when building your quote. From your phone and laptops to your amps, decks and other essential kit, remember to tell us the full value of your equipment, and we’ll do the rest.

This depends on your business, and which insurer is providing your cover. Prices start from £6.79 a month for our DJ customers – we work this out by taking the highest price from the bottom 10 per cent of all our customers paying in monthly instalments (based on data from 1 July – 31 December 2020). Most customers pay more than this but some pay less.

Yes. You may start offering additional services that require you to use different skills or carry out different tasks. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s important to give us a call on 0333 043 8527 to update your policy before you take on this new work.

If you don’t have the correct type of cover in place for the work you do, you may be unable to claim on your policy if something goes wrong.

This will depend on whether you have employers’ liability insurance in place. Public liability insurance is designed to protect your business against the consequences of legal action brought by members of the public for injuries or damage to their belongings. But when it comes to your employees causing injury or damage, this protection only activates if you also have employers’ liability insurance.

If you employ people, you’re required by law to have employers’ liability insurance.

There’s one exception here. Family businesses that aren’t incorporated as a limited company are not legally required to have employers’ liability insurance. The government defines a “family business” as one where all your employees are closely related to you (as a spouse, civil partner, sibling, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, step-parent, stepchild or half-sibling). So if you run an unincorporated family business and you choose not to get employers’ liability insurance, it’s important to know that your public liability insurance wouldn’t cover you against damage or injury caused by your team.

We create this content for general information purposes and it should not be taken as advice. Always check policy documentation for details and seek professional advice. Read our full Terms and Conditions

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